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Crosspollination: We Take Care of Us

Crosspollination: We Take Care of Us


You're invited to CROSSPOLLINATION 2024!
A We Rise Production & Activate Oakland event series sponsored by the City of Oakland & Radically Fit located in the gym & cul de sac at Radically Fit 1035 22nd Avenue, Unit 5, Oakland.

We Rise Production invites you to our first-ever series of free, family friendly, and open to the public, seasonal block parties & community dialogues. 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
– A raffle, including offerings or services from local QTBIPOC (queer trans Black, Indigenous, & people of color) small businesses & wellness workers

Please RSVP at WeRiseProuduction.com so we may better support our guests!

Our themes will deepen into an exploration of how WE TAKE CARE OF US. We Take Care of Us is a phrase that comes out of BIPOC-led community spaces dedicated to the practice of mutual aid & abolition as a strategy for long-term collective wellbeing. We use this phrase intentionally to lift up & carry forward this invitation in our own communities as we crosspollinate.

Conditions of Safety: Emergent Orgs for the People
Winter, March 23, 2024

Diasporic Care: We Show Up for Each Other
Spring, June 8, 2024

Roots of Justice: Protecting the Land, Protecting the People
Summer, August 3, 2024

These in-person events will 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 committed to 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.

Accessibility Information
We will have ASL interpreters for the event opening & speakers panel on June 8. Aug 3 interpretation TBA.
This is a masks on indoors event. We encourage folks to wear masks in crowded areas outdoors.
Two ADA accessible bathrooms are on the ground floor of Radically Fit.
Sidewalk has steep ramps

Support our work!
If you are interested in volunteering, participating, or sponsoring our Crosspollination series, please review our Sponsor Crosspollination guidelines & learn more at WeRiseProduction.com.

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

Event Info

  • Dates: 8/3/2024
  • Location: Radically Fit
  • Address: 1035 22nd Ave, Unit 5, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Phone: (510) 499-4742
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: free
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