Tracy Lee is a mother, dreamer, visionary, and a force to be reckoned with. She is a Mien refugee, and was raised in East Oakland. She is a leader in The Village, where she serves as an advocate on behalf of her fellow curbside brothers and sisters, and is the Street Spirit correspondent for the organization’s Word on tha Curb media project.
Oakland is a city of so many races and cultures. Different, diverse, and from so many kinds of backgrounds. But one thing that unites us is the caring and loving people we are. No matter how hard the struggle may be, we always take care of each other. We are all in the same boat—struggling to live. We take matters into our own hands to get through life.
This country preaches love and commitment to Democracy. But government officials and staff send government workers to come and demolish our houses and curbside communities. Officials cry, “Democracy!” But decisions hit us like the bombs the United States uses to destroy homes and communities in other countries.