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Thrive East Bay | The Soul Of Community

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First Congregational Church of Oakland

2501 Harrison Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Join Thrive East Bay for our two-year anniversary "The Soul Of Community" with guest speaker and visionary Orland Bishop, guest performing artist Jasmine Fuego, and the heart-opening Thrive Choir. How do our individual journeys and gifts intersect with the relationships we form in the soul of community, and give rise to a just and flourishing world for all?

What: Thrive East Bay Sunday events are an opportunity to connect with a diverse and inspiring group of people; to be uplifted by music, singing, poetry, and story; and to experience the transformative power of community.

When: Sunday, August 27th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Food & Connecting from 6 - 7pm

Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland (walkable from 19th Street Bart station)
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(This venue is wheelchair accessible.)

Theme: The Soul Of Community

Co-Hosts: Cherine Badawi & Rajiv Khanna

Music: the Thrive Choir, directed by Austin Willacy

Guest Speaker: Orland Bishop is the founder and Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, California, a unique organization devoted to the mentoring of young people and the creation of communities that support them. Through ShadeTree, Orland has pioneered approaches to urban truces and working with at-risk youth that combine indigenous wisdom and practices with contemporary methodolgies designed to mentor the human potential and create intentional communities. He has developed processes that support people to come into deeper inner and collective agreements in order to heal violence and social exclusion. He is the author of The Seventh Shirine: Meditations on the African Spiritual Journey, From The Middle Passage To The Mountaintop. Currently, Orland is focusing on understanding the deeper meaning of money as a pathway to designing new economic forms that support healthy community life.

Guest Artist: Jasmine Fuego is part singer, part dancer, and full ARTivist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the co-founder of the Permaculture Action Network which bridges arts and ecology, a hostess and youth educator. Her music seamlessly blends soul, pop, folk, and conscious hip-hop to create a genre she calls soul-pop. When she is not performing, she spends her time advocating to transform cities into food forests and teaching elementary schoolers how to meditate with the Mindful Life Project. She has just released her debut EP 'Unraveled'.

Cost: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $10 - $20 to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you are called to and able to.

RSVP on Eventbrite. Please RSVP here, and feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors, keeping in mind that we are building an intentionally diverse community of people from many races & ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, income ranges, and ages. You can invite people on the Facebook event here.

Food: Please bring a vegan snack or treat to share with others during the social hour following the program.

Childcare: Please bring your little ones to participate in our childcare offered for free during the event. Reservations are required so we can plan accordingly. If you would like a spot for your child or children, please let us know at team@thriveeastbay.org.

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, please let us know at team@thriveeastbay.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team
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Oakland, CA 94612

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