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Crosspollination: WE TAKE CARE OF US

Crosspollination: WE TAKE CARE OF US

  • 1035 22nd Ave, Unit 5, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Neighborhood: Jingletown
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We Rise Production invites you to our first-ever series of three seasonal block parties to promote intercommunity care and cultural engagement, and bring life to Oakland’s Jingletown district. Each block party will focus on one theme, and will contain the following elements:

A speakers panel & community dialogue
Tabling from local businesses and organizations
A community art project
Local food & drink vendors
A raffle, including offerings or services from local QTBIPOC (queer trans Black, Indigenous, & people of color) small businesses and wellness workers

Our themes will deepen into an exploration of how WE TAKE CARE OF US:
WINTER (March 23, 2024) - Conditions of Safety: Emergent Orgs for the People
SPRING (May 25, 2024) - Community Care: How We Show Up for Eachother
SUMMER (August 3, 2024) - Roots of Justice: Protecting the Land, Protecting the People

Just west of the frequented Fruitvale district, Jingletown holds several new businesses dedicated to supporting Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities. These in-person events will create opportunities to strengthen and deepen existing connections and initiate new ones, after the changing culture and community landscape Oakland experienced in years of social distancing and pandemic.

We Rise Production is a visionary artist collective that uses collaborative storytelling to nurture imaginations for our collective liberation. We Rise Production is known for offering free education and raising awareness on important community work and causes through live events and cultural production. Therefore, each speakers panel will be recorded and distributed on the We Rise podcast and media platforms.

This series of seasonal intercommunity block parties will cultivate cross-pollination of intergenerational and intersectional identities coming together to learn about & support social justice, community safety, local businesses, & celebrate our artistic abundance.

This event is sponsored by the Activate Oakland Event Sponsorship Program.

Event Info

  • Dates: 3/23/2024, 5/25/2024, 8/3/2024
  • Location: Radically Fit Gym & cul de sac
  • Address: 1035 22nd Ave, Unit 5, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
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