This week’s episode of OAKLORE has Che Abram, the Associate Director of Diversity at Samuel Merritt University, speaking with Jovani, Ocyano, Alberto and Leo. They asked Abram about her work supporting young people in Oakland and how she got to do the work that she does. She gives advice on how to engage in different work spaces and how to encourage yourself to challenge your community to continue to grow.


Oaklore is a show about Oaklanders whose changemaking stories inspire others to lead collective action in our city. Oaklore is a production of 378Media a project of 9th grade students at in Oakland, CA. You can visit our website at and follow us on instagram and twitter @378media.


Oaklore’s theme song is Don’t Hold Back by Great Scott.

This week’s episode features music from Podington Bear.

Don\’t Hold Back by Great Scott
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