Two Oakland artists take on a massive mural in the city's downtown, only to find themselves at the center of the debate over gentrification and cultural resiliency.


Tamira Jones has been in the nonprofit world for over a decade and brings her passion for project design and grassroots solutions to bear on addressing needs in her community. A native of Mendocino, Tamira served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica in 2004-2006 where she painted her first murals with local youth to promote a sense of neighborhood pride and environmental awareness. Tamira has traveled throughout Central America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean looking for the interconnections between global challenges and local knowledge. She is passionate about conservation, social justice, and faith-based community action.