Since 2021, the Black Rock Collective has been fostering a safe and supportive space in a traditionally white pastime.
The former Piano Fight space on Broadway will house The Lower Bottom Playaz and become a cultural hub for Black art in Oakland.
Through 67 Sueños, undocumented and other youth are making their voices heard in local and national conversations around immigration reform.
Other events include the ‘Text Me: Exploring Typography’ exhibit and a fundraiser in Fruitvale for a local street vendor.
Bay Area rapper Mani Draper wants to empower local musicians and other creatives, and he wants the community to take part.
Other events include live jazz at Swan’s Market and the Pardee Home Museum.
Xavier Tillery, Ixchel Arista, and Erin Sellers answer more audience questions from our recent live event.
Other events include ‘My Lost Barrio’ in Fruitvale and ‘Visions Towards Tomorrow’ at the African American Museum and Library exhibits.
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Other events include the Insect Discovery Lab at the Oakland Public Library, and a Citywide Peace Summit at Laney.
Sabrina Valadez-Ríos overcame hardships growing up in West Oakland. Now she does community work at Lifelong Medical Center and Freedom Community Clinic.
Oakland’s 14th annual Juneteenth festival on Saturday, free East Bay parks on Sunday, and more.
The Oakland Central team is working towards scheduling regular programming at this and other public spaces downtown.
Other events include an augmented reality exhibit, a geology walk around Lake Merritt, and an Oakland A’s ‘reverse boycott.’
Andrew Alden’s new book, ‘Deep Oakland: How geology shaped a city,’ is a lesson on earthquakes, topography, and Oakland history.
The federal public emergency ended May 11, but most coverage will continue in the Bay Area and throughout the state through Nov. 12.
A group of small-business owners presented a list of demands to city leaders on Tuesday, addressing public safety in the neighborhood.
Other events include coffee and conversation with Councilmember Treva Reid, the announcement of Oakland’s new Youth Poet Laureate, and the East Oakland Futures Festival.
‘What You Don’t Know Will Make a Whole New World’ explores family, empowerment and Oakland history as told by The Town’s favorite librarian.
Other events include a bulky trash drop-off, a memoir reading by Dorothy Lazard, and the closing of CAAMFest.