Community Gun Violence

Community gun violence inflicts an enormous burden upon under-resourced Black and Hispanic/Latino communities. The health and wellbeing of nearly everyone living within these neighborhoods are adversely impacted. As a result, community gun violence further perpetuates the cycles of concentrated poverty, structural disadvantage, and health inequity that already exist within these communities.

African American Response Circle’s Black Community Recovery Plan

Roots Community Health Center along with other Black and brown community leaders called on Alameda County to officially declare gun violence a public health emergency and commit $100 million of newly available federal pandemic relief funding to help communities directly impacted by gun violence.

Relevant Documents

  • Our letters
  • City & County proclamations


  • Brotherhood of Elders Network
  • African American Response Circle
  • Faith in Action East Bay
  • Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Oakland Frontline Healers