People are organizing against UC’s multi-million dollar enclosure of the park.
Update: The right of the public to use the triangle is currently contested.
Dwight & Telegraph has become a park-in-exile, hosting a People’s Free Store and community meals.
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Other Closely Connected Groups
For decades, park defenders have gathered in the public space of People’s Park itself; without this, resistance has become more de-centralized.
Drop by the free store, tap into one of the many groups down below, or connect with the council.
- East Bay Food Not Bombs - serves fresh vegetarian meals at the park almost every day at 3PM.
- Suitcase Clinic - student organization providing free medical services to the unhoused.
- Berkeley Copwatch - founded out of People’s Park in the 90s, Copwatch provides support to those experiencing police harassment or violence and advocates to defund BPD
- POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE - Home of the Poverty Skolas; Black, Brown, and Indigenous-led media and organizing
- Consider The Homeless - grassroots group which does streets outreach and advocacy
- Where Do We Go Berkeley? - provides material support and advocacy with encampments
- Long Haul Infoshop - public community center with connections to park (and home of the chainsaw that defended the park in 1991)
- United Front Against Displacement - tenant and community organizing to resist capitalist displacement
The People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group is involved in a lawsuit to stop or slow UC development on the park.