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Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity

Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity

  • 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Join us on February 4th for our Lunar New Year x Black History Month community celebration to strengthen, heal, and empower AAPI and Black & African-American communities!

OACC is collaborating with the Malonga Arts Residence Association (MARA) to create an intentional space for Black History and Future in Oakland Chinatown while continuing to honor Asian American cultural traditions. This event will spotlight performers that celebrate arts and culture in Oakland, and highlight how our communities are intertwined through both our similarities and differences.

Performances

We are delighted to feature harpist and composer Destiny Muhammad, the Harpist from the Hood, whose genre is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.

Performance Line-up:
Lily Flowers Chinese Folk Dance Group
Dance-A-Vision
Tae Kwon Do demo
Capoeira Bay Area
Cal VSA Lion Dance
Destiny Muhammad, Harpist from the Hood
Poetry and Storytelling by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim
Emeryville Taiko
African Drumming
Sambafunk!

Stay tuned to hear more about each performance!

Marketplace
Our Auditorium will include a marketplace for vendors and organizations that serve the Oakland community. You’ll find goods and services from Black and Asian artists and small businesses, as well as resources for the community. Stay tuned for an update on participating vendors and organizations!

Exhibition and Gallery
Our featured exhibition is Bandung to the Bay, which showcases the history of Black and Asian solidarity across various movements. This exhibition consists of historical, archival documents connected to the international Bandung Conference and Bay Area Asian & Black activist solidarity movements including the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Literature Fair
Our Literature Fair will host all things reading related, including a book giveaway and featured book vendors Bandung Books and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. It will also host a special poetry and storytelling session by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim.

Volunteering
Interested in volunteering for the event? Sign up here!

Registration and Livestream

This is a free event open to the community. We will be holding an in-person event, with performances live streamed. Register for the event to receive the livestream link by email: https://oacc.cc/event/lnyxbhm/

To support OACC, register for the event through the donation tier, or visit https://oacc.cc/donations.

Sponsorship
Program Funders: City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, California Arts Council, and California Department of Social Services Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs Stop-the-Hate Grant.

Platinum Sponsor: Oakland Athletics

This event is part of OACC’s ongoing Open E.A.R.S. for Change initiative started in 2020 to build stronger relationships among local API and Black communities.

Event Info

  • Dates: February 4, 2023
  • Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
  • Address: 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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