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Reverend Harry Williams On The Good And Grit Of East Oakland

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Rev. Harry Hilliams

Rev. Harry Williams, is an author, activist, and minister of compassionate care at Glide Memorial Church. He’s featured in the KALW documentary, "Where is East Oakland?"

"You don't have to be a millionaire to make a difference. If I learned one thing from Oakland, that would be it."

He spoke about seeing the good and grit of East Oakland daily, and why he’s calling on churches to do more in the community. 

Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

Watch KALW’s "Where is East Oakland?" Saturday Sept. 21st, 3pm at Luka’s during the Oakland International Film Festival.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.