What Should Oakland Do About Sideshows?


What do you get when you mix car stunts, youth culture and Oakland? Sideshows! In the Bay Area, illegal sideshows divide the community. Supporters say sideshows are part of Oakland culture and advocate for safe venues.Opponents view sideshows as disruptive and dangerous. Even if you're not from Oakland, there's likely a clash between car culture and cops near you. What do you think? Should communities embrace car culture events like sideshows, or should they remain banned? 

Make & Share

Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share.  Using our sources or your own, research sideshow conflicts in California -- or car culture conflics in another area. Create a digital comic strip that depicts a particular conflict associated with sideshows.


Web-based tools* for making digital comics: CanvaStoryboard ThatPixton