Reyna Amaya is a comedian, actress, and voiceover artist from Oakland, CA. She has rocked stages from the San Francisco Punchline to the Nokia Theater in LA for BET Weekend with Cedric the Entertainer. Reyna has performed and appeared on Bounce TV network’s Brkdwn, Magic Johnson’s AspireTV’s WE GOT NEXT, and Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital series Professor White.
Donte Clark is an actor, poet, emcee, and youth activist from Richmond, CA. The award-winning documentary Romeo Is Bleeding follows Donte’s work in Richmond using his art to help heal the trauma of violence in his community. As an actor, Donte played a supporting role in the 2016 film Kicks. He currently serves as artistic director for the RAW Talent youth program at the RYSE Center in Richmond.
Eli Marienthal is an actor, writer, and educator. As a child actor, he appeared in American Pie, Iron Giant, and other major movies. Eli was a first generation Youth Speaks poet, and was the youngest member of a winning Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam team. He currently co-directs the wilderness education program Back to Earth and the multi-platform project Gentrifried Chicken.
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian. Host of the Emmy Award nominated, hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America. He also hosts the public radio show Kamau Right Now! on KALW in San Francisco, and the hit podcast Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”
Mistah FAB is an award-winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and community activist from North Oakland, CA. With six albums and over twenty mixtapes in his legacy, FAB has collaborated with artists like Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Snoop Dogg, and the late great Mac Dre. F.A.B.'s community activism and philanthropic efforts in his hometown were recognized in 2014 when the Oakland City Council declared February 8th as "Stanley Cox aka Mistah FAB Day.”
Boots Riley is a rapper, producer, organizer, and filmmaker best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Since the group’s formation in 1993, The Coup has pushed the boundaries of political hip-hop, funk, and punk. Boots is currently working on his first feature film, Sorry to Bother You, named after his last album and developed with the support of the Sundance Institute and San Francisco Film Society.
Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader and former political prisoner. For the past 30 years, she has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. A leader of the Black Panther Party for 14 years (the longest tenure of any woman in leadership), she is currently Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Merritt College in Oakland, CA.
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, filmmaker, and creative activist. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and on his 13-year-old cousin Brian Silverstein's Youtube page -- where it has almost 27 ‘likes.’ A regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment, he currently directs the Culture Shift program for Movement Generation. Born and raised in DC, Healey lives in Oakland, CA.
Chinaka Hodge is a poet, playwright, educator, and screenwriter. Originally from Oakland, CA, she received USC’s prestigious Annenberg Fellowship where she received her MFA in Writing for Film and TV. Chinaka was a 2012 Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts and a 2013 Sundance Feature Film Lab Fellow. Her plays Mirrors in Every Corner and Chasing Mehserle both won critical acclaim and received sold-out runs at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.
Movement Generation inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. We are rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to a Just Transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy resilient and life-affirming local economies.
Yvan Iturriaga is a director and producer. His work includes PBS specials such as The Storm That Swept Mexico and A Photographer’s Journey. His short film Beep was an official selection at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Yvan grew up border-crossing through Latin America, living in the extended Chilean exile community, before landing as a teenager in the city he now calls home: Oakland, CA.
Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic and humorist. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep. He wrote the screenplay for the Netflix Original film BARRY, and was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Mansbach's 2013 novel, Rage is Back, was named a Best Book of the Year by National Public Radio, and he is currently adapting it as an hour-long TV drama in development at USA Networks. He lives in Berkeley, CA.
Darren Colston is a filmmaker and producer who has worked on such movies as A Wrinkle in Time, Steve Jobs, and Sully. When he’s not on set in Los Angeles or deep in the redwood forest, Darren lives in West Oakland.
Dania Cabello is a writer, educator, and futbolista from Oakland, CA. A former professional soccer player, Dania uses sport as a tool for education and liberation. A graduate of UC-Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education, her work has appeared in Al Jazeera America, ColorLines, and in the forthcoming documentary Futbolistas 4 Life. She lives in The North Pole.
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Fantastic Negrito – Working Poor (Title Song)
Mistah Fab - N.E.W. Oakland (Ep 1)
Zion I - The Bay (Ep 2)
Netta Brielle - 3xCrazy (Ep 3)
Eugene Blacknell and The New Breed - Dance to the Rhythm (Ep 3)
Eugene Blacknell and The New Breed - We Know We Have to Live Together (Ep 3)
Askari X - Oakland Streets (Ep 3)
Do DAT - Brother's Keeper (Ep 4)
Bells Atlas - Sugar for the Queen (Ep 4)
The Coup - 5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO (Ep 5)
Michael Torrence of The Lumpen - The Legacy (Ep 6)
Antique Naked Soul - Lay Low (Ep 6)
The Grouch - Simple Man (Ep 7)
Ryan Nicole - Bout that Action (Ep 7)