Town Force 1 Comic Book Every person and every place has a unique story. This comic book is a story inspired by four very real change-makers in East Oakland: Natalia, Heavenly, Essai, and Jun. Individually, they face tough challenges, but find that together, they can organize together to support each other and make an impact on their community, learning from the elders around them.
The making of this story was led by Oakland Kids First in collaboration with Oakland students, artists, and community members. This was a dynamic effort to capture the fighting spirit of the people who know and love Oakland and what can happen when we work together.
This is a story of resiliency.
As these illustrations so beautifully depict – residents are coming together to change the narrative and reshape the future because everyone deserves to live in thriving neighborhoods.