When the development of a luxury condominium threatens a local mural depicting the diverse culture of the neighborhood, a community in a rapidly gentrifying city rallies to protect its history, voice, icons, and land.

Ayşe Gürsöz is a digital storyteller, journalist, and freelance producer. Currently, she’s producing for Al Jazeera’s social media channel, AJ+; as well as the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Indigenous Rising initiative. As an Oakland resident, she’s honored and humbled to be a part of the Alice St. Mural Project Film; which highlights not only the rich cultural history Oakland, but the incredible brilliance, ingenuity, and resilience of its people in the face of gentrification.

Ayşe Gürsöz