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Mo' Roots Fest 2023

Mo' Roots Fest 2023

  • 7101 Foothill Boulevard , Oakland, CA 94605
  • Neighborhood: East Oakland
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BoomShake Music, in partnership with the Black Cultural Zone, as part of Oakland Juneteenth Liberation Month invites you to a community arts & culture gathering sparked by the seeds, roots, and branches of artist, teacher, mother, and friend Monica Hastings-Smith aka Mo’ Clearly, who transitioned to the ancestor realm in June 2021.

Mo’ Roots Fest 2023

‘Dynamic, Daring, Delightful Dandelion’

Celebrating the Life, Love, & Legacy of Monica Hastings-Smith

June 10, 2023

1 - 6PM

Liberation Park, Oakland, CA

This year’s theme ‘Dynamic, Daring, Delightful Dandelion’ is inspired by ‘The Dandelion Song’, which was co-created by Mo’ and her 4/5 year-old forest school music students in 2018. The song celebrates the beauty, richness, and resilience of the Dandelion. Although many in society view them as weeds to kill and get rid of, Dandelions have many medicinal and healing benefits and are experts of survival.


  • Liberation Park / Black Cultural Zone, 7101 Foothill, Oakland
  • Parking available off 73rd street near the McDonald’s
  • Food vendors on site (TBA)
  • Porta-potties and handwashing stations on site


  • Liberation Park is wheelchair accessible and close to the Eastmont Transit Center bus stop. The park terrain is flat but not completely smooth.
  • We will have designated ADA seating as well as ASL interpretation for the performances.
  • 2 of the porta-potties are ADA-compliant.
  • Please email if you have accessibility needs not addressed here.


  • Bring an offering for the altar, and a drum if you have one.
  • Please wear your face mask for our collective safety.



By Monica Hastings-Smith, ZioraMmachi Bender-deMoll, Johnnie Mae Taylor, Akira Pearl Williams-Rawlings,

Come pick some dandelions in the forest with me

We’re making medicine

We’re making tea

We dig the roots

We pick the leaves

Event Info

  • Dates: June 10, 2023
  • Address: 7101 Foothill Boulevard , Oakland, CA 94605
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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