Introducing this issue

Within this issue you will find stories of displacement and struggle, calls to action, and dreams of a future where decolonization is not merely a metaphor, but instead, a real return of land to those who have always called this place home.

The End of an Era for Street Spirit

After nearly 28 years of uplifting the voices and stories of homeless people in the East Bay, this may be our last issue. Here's an update of our future goals, fundraising efforts, and the future of Street Spirit.


Today, we continue to advocate for Indigenous peoples’ rights and work towards a more just and equitable society, where all people have the opportunity to live with dignity and respect.

Affordable Housing on Stolen Land

I grew up on stolen land. But as a Black woman in the Bay Area, primarily in the East Bay and partially in the Peninsula, I never fully understood that the land was even stolen, and that’s actually where the problem began.