“The Civil Rights Movement started because our public transit system was racist.”--Lateefah Simons (BART Board) On Thursday (June 22, 2017), BART’s governing board voted on a measure that would prohibit BART riders from being asked about their immigration status. In reaction to the recent pressure from the federal government and particularly, ICE, many undocumented BART riders presented themselves at the meeting to share their personal stories around fear and public transit.
Genesis is an organization that prides itself on prioritizing the demands of the youth of the community. Both Audrey Byrne and Brianna Yeates are youth leaders who have pioneered discussions and actions around social change. Genesis would like to share the stories of our youth by highlighting some of their favorite times at Genesis. Audrey is an Oakland native, and has been a part of the Genesis’ youth movement since her junior year of high school. She credits Genesis for ins