'The Moms Of Magnolia Street' and the fight for affordable housing in Oakland
On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing The Moms of Magnolia Street, an NBC Bay Area docu-series that follows the journey of a group of working unhoused mothers, known as Moms 4 Housing, who occupied a vacant, corporate-owned home in West Oakland in November 2019.
They were forcefully evicted less than two months later. The series examines the historical forces that set the stage for our current housing crisis, homelessness, and inequality. The moms say it’s time to reclaim housing for the community from speculators and profiteers.
Sean Meyers, Digital Special Producer for NBC Bay Area, co-writer and producer of "The Moms of Magnolia Street"
Dominique Walker, Moms 4 Housing mom and organizer featured in the docu-series
Watch the four-part series here: The Moms of Magnolia Street Documentary
The California Sunday Magazine, Julian Brave NoiseCat: The House on Magnolia Street How a group of homeless mothers took on a housing crisis
The Guardian, Sam Levin: 'We're being pushed out': the displacement of black Oakland