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Music, poetry & cocktails at fundraiser for Showing Up for Racial Justice

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Misty's Cocktail Lounge

4150 Gilbert Street

Oakland, CA 94611

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On June 3 we will open our house again for an evening of music, poetry, cocktails and fundraising. The aim is to have a wonderful time while also celebrating the power of getting together as a community and take positive action. Admission, drinks and snacks are totally free.


We have two great musicians lined up for you, Grammy Award-winning singer Alexa Weber Morales and jazz guitarist Ray Scott, and two acclaimed poets, Joy Elan and Rachel Richardson (see bio's for all below), who will touch on the theme of the evening: racial injustice in the US and the more active role many people need to play to improve it. We will also have book stand, curated by Marcus Books, the oldest African-American bookstore in the country.

Last but not least the event will offer the opportunity to get acquainted with SURJ: a national network of groups which tries to mobilize white people for racial justice through community organizing, education and active (financial) support of partners like Black Lives Matter and the Oakland Justice Coalition.

During the evening SURJ will briefly explain what they do, how people can get involved and how it spends the money it raises. Since we think SURJ deserves our support we will also ask people, if they can and feel comfortable doing so, to make a financial contribution to SURJ or to one of their partner organizations directly. Any donation you make through this website will go straight to SURJ.

Whatever happens, our evening is a success if you had a great time and know just a little bit more about SURJ and other racial justice organizations. We hope to see you all on June 3.


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