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Live-ish closed with a look at how the pandemic impacted local culture-makers, and what it means for Oakland’s art and culture scene moving forward. And the members of The Oaklandside’s eight-person award-winning newsroom peeled back the curtain on how they report, how they hold themselves accountable to their mission, and the journalism they are gearing up to take on next.


What’s next for the arts in Oakland?

Arts and community reporter Azucena Rasilla in conversation with multi-talented artists Favianna Rodriguez, Kev Choice, and others about how the pandemic has impacted local culture-makers, what will be needed for recovery, and what it all means for Oakland’s art and culture scene moving forward.


The Oaklandside: Behind the scenes

A live conversation with every member of The Oaklandside’s eight-person award-winning newsroom that peels back the curtain on how we report, the choices we made in an unprecedented year, how we hold ourselves accountable to our mission, and the journalism we’re gearing up to take on next. Moderated by Joaquin Alvarado, founder of Oakland’s studiotobe and past CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting/Reveal, with questions from you.

Joaquin Alvarado
The Oaklandside staff


Oaklandside Live-ish was a dynamic virtual event held in June 2021 on The Oaklandside’s first birthday. See more about Live-ish.  


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