A Celebration of Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland

Hepatitis C has been a “silent killer” for decades, affecting millions of people, including many unaware that they have this potentially life threatening disease. This year Hepatitis C Awareness Week is more important than ever, because there are new treatments that are saving lives. Hepatitis C is now curable.

A concert in Snow Park celebrates Oasis Clinic’s work to eradicate Hepatitis C.Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland

Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland — Saturday March 8 to Saturday, March 15

OASIS Clinic and its allies are holding Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Oakland, from Saturday, March 8 through Saturday, March 15.

OASIS is an Oakland-based, nonprofit clinic dedicated to eradicating Hepatitis C through education, testing, and medical treatment. Hepatitis C has been a “silent killer” for decades, affecting millions of people, including many unaware that they have this potentially life threatening disease. This year Hepatitis C Awareness Week is more important than ever, because new medications have been approved. There are new treatments that are saving lives. Hepatitis C is now curable.

The OASIS clinic, Oakland City Council, service providers and community stakeholders will join forces to raise awareness through public education, Hepatitis C testing, and a Hepatitis C Awareness Walk around Lake Merritt. Together we can make Oakland “Hep-C Free!!” Visit us on facebook at “Hep C Free Oakland” or by email at hepcfreeoakland@gmail.com.

A Life Consecrated to Compassion and Justice

On the bleak streets of the Tenderloin, a sister took a stand against inhumanity. Her solidarity was inspired by the beatitudes and consecrated to the poor.

The Invisible Natural Cathedral of People’s Park

Builders, please go away. Allow the beauty of an Invisible Natural Cathedral to remain, a living shrine of open space that gives refuge to all people.

Street Spirit Interview with Sister Bernie Galvin

This atrocity was happening in a very wealthy city. It was happening right under our noses. It was very visible. And there was not the united voice of the faith community speaking out. That was the spark of Religious Witness. From that moment, I knew what I had to do.

Interview with Sister Bernie Galvin, Part Two

“What’s forming in my mind is Jesus in the temple when he became angry at the unjust and very exclusive systems of society. That is the very reason that there are the poor and the marginalized. It is not enough just to provide food, clothing and housing.”

‘Such Is the Magic and Spirit of People’s Park’

The mayor has no understanding of the awful defeat the loss of People’s Park would be. No comprehension of the cost in lives and the sacrifices people have made for the Park’s ideals. So many still find it a refuge in a country needing a political and spiritual overhaul.

I Remember Who I Am

“And Now Where?” Lithograph by Rockwell Kent

By and by, I calm down. I meditate. I pray. It is a beautiful day. The sun is setting. I weave my way toward the spot where I sleep, where nobody knows where to find me. I look to the stars, and say my prayers to the God who believes in Me.