Life is Living Festival 2022

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Life is Living Festival 2022

The 2022 Life is Living Festival presented by Youth Speaks is Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Lil Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland.

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De Fremery Park 1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA 94607

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About this event

The 2022 Life is Living Festival presented by Youth Speaks is Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Lil Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland (1651 Adeline St., West Oakland). Join us for activations from The Peoples Kitchen Collective, Town Park, Oakhella, ArtEsteem, the City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Commission, Dark Star Universe, BAOBOB, Edutainment for Equity and more of your favorite local CBOs.

This multi-generational, multi-disciplinary festival celebrates and highlights everything that is beautiful about Oakland – the joy, diversity, adversity, and revolutionary spirit that vibrates through the streets of the city. Join us as we continue the legacy and tradition of celebrating The Town.

Mainstage lineup coming soon!

For more info, visit lifeisliving.org

About

Each year the festival brings together over 7,000 people to West Oakland’s historic Little Bobby Hutton Park. The festival has included a traveling environmental caucus & concert, an invitational Graffiti Battle, live-action sports, sustainable materials construction projects, live poetry events, free breakfast program, science and technology fair, multiple stages, and a variety of other activities. As we reflect on the voices of an emerging cultural majority, we recognize that our arts practices must echo and sustain the lives of the communities we engage.

The 15th Annual Life is Living cohort is comprised of the following community partners:

  • AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER
  • AKOMA MARKET
  • ALAMEDA BIKE COALITION
  • ALENA MUSEUM
  • ALPHABET ROCKERS
  • ATTITUDINAL HEALING COLLECTIVE
  • BAOBAB (BAY AREA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES)
  • BLACK CULTURAL ZONE
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CAL SHAKES
  • CENTER FOR CULTURAL POWER
  • CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION, CITY OF OAKLAND
  • CITY OF OAKLAND OFFICE OF RACE AND EQUITY
  • DESTINY ARTS
  • DARK STAR UNIVERSE
  • EDUTAINMENT FOR EQUITY
  • EMILY BUTTERFLY’S KIDZONE
  • GOLD BEAMS
  • INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE
  • TOWNFUTURISTS
  • MANDELA GROCERIES
  • MUTUAL AID RESPONSE SERVICES (MARS)
  • OAKHELLA
  • OAKLAND VENUE MANAGEMENT
  • PAPALOWDOWN AGENCY
  • PEOPLES KITCHEN COLLECTIVE
  • RED BAY COFFEE
  • THE CRUCIBLE
  • WEST OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK
  • YOUTH SPEAKS

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Life is Living is grateful to our sponsors for helping us create this community experience:

  • Anonymous Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation
  • Cal Shakes
  • Oakland Athletics

SPONSOR the 15th Annual Live is Living Festival

Interested in Sponsoring the 15th Annual Life is Living Festival? Contact Kayle Barnes at kbarnes@youthspeaks.org.

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https://lifeisliving.youthspeaks.org/schedule/

To support the Youth Speaks please send contributions to Network for Good

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COVID POLICY at Life is Living

As we continue to explore new opportunities to gather and build community within an ever-changing world, here is an update on the ways we will continue to gather and remain accountable to your safety.

MASKING

Masks are optional for Festival activities that take place outdoors at the park but will be required for any indoor activities.

As a reminder, Masks must snugly and securely cover the nose, mouth, and chin. N95 or KN95 masks and double-masking are recommended.

Festival attendees who have registered to attend this year’s Life is Living Festival via Eventbrite will receive a complimentary gift at the Youth Speaks table.

FAQ

Will Life is Living require proof of vaccine?

No.

Will there be masks available on-site?

A limited number of masks will be available at Life is Living. We still strongly encourage you to bring your own.

Festival attendees who have registered to attend or volunteer at this year’s Life is Living Festival via Eventbrite will receive a complimentary gift at the Youth Speaks table.

Will Covid Testing be available on-site?

Yes, for a limited amount of people until supplies run out - Our partners MARS [Mutual Aid Response Services] will be doing in person rapid testing at the park. They are located next to the Youth Speaks Table.

Possible COVID-19 Exposure After the Festival?

Please contact Youth Speaks’ COVID Liaison Team to let us know if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 at covid@youthspeaks.org.

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