Messengers4Change is an Oakland Unite project that encourages Oakland residents to take a stand against violence.
Community residents trained to be Messengers4Change send a clear message that gun violence is not acceptable, and host many events in different parts of Oakland to reach out to Individuals that are perpetrators or victims of violence.
Messengers4Change events provide outlets for community members to come together and connect in safe, positive spaces. Messengers4Change have been primarily based in East Oakland but are expanding to other areas of Oakland. Past events have included: Friday Nights at the Park, peace walks, peace rallies, fundraisers for families of homicide victims, and more!