“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland.

Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in Oakland for 17 years, fighting to legalize mobile food and providing immigrants a chance to expand their businesses when few job opportunities were available.

Part 3 of the film is forthcoming. Watch Part 1 here.

To learn more about Oakland Local’s initiative on “Street Food: Meet the people who make it” click here. Read the previous installment about the daily life of vendors and the community they’ve cultivated here. Oakland Local staff members Barbara Grady and Simone Larson contributed to this story.

For more stories about Oakland’s street food vendors, follow Oakland Local on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation at#foodundocumented.

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