Transformative Visions: Art * Jazz * Spoken Word

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Oakstop

1721 Broadway

#201

Oakland, CA 94612

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TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONS is a dynamic community arts event with a message of peace, justice, and possibility. Through visual art, spoken word, and live music, our goal is to both challenge and inspire, offering a multi-vocal creative response to critical issues of the present day. We engage the arts as activism and a channel for healing and community connection. In a climate of escalating violence, racism, and economic injustice, and in this time of growing social movements – including the Movement for Black Lives, Immigration Rights, and Indigenous-led struggles for sovereignty and environmental sanctity – Transformative Visions will bring people together, affirming that within each of us is the power to transform ourselves and our world.

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LIVE JAZZ with musical all stars The Destiny Muhammad Project

DRUM CALL and libation by Sistahs of the Drum.

SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS performing original works with a message of positive social change: Sonya Renee Taylor, Mahsea Evans, Aimee Suzara, Gino Pastori Ng, Marlee-I Mystic, Talia Taylor, and Tyjohn Sykes.

VISUAL ART EXHIBIT on display from March 6th thru April 27 at Oakstop. Bay Area artists, working in a wide range of styles and media, are participating. They include: Abba Yahudah Sellassie, Buggsy Malone, Ernesto Olmos, Malik Seneferu, Micah Bazant, Nicole Dixon, Pablo Soto Campoamor, Salma Arastu, Tomahawk Grey Eyes, Virginia Jourdan.

This is a FREE event, but your DONATIONS help make it possible!

Please support our fundraising campaign and check out our video at:
www.razoo.com/story/Transformative-Visions

Thank you! And if you are interested in volunteering, please contact us!

Thank you to our presentation partners: Oakstop, Harpist from the Hood, G-Mixing, Pochino Press, and to Akonadi Foundation for funding support!


Event Schedule (approximate):

2PM - Artist Reception (with refreshments); artist tabling

2:30PM - Drum Call & Libation by Sistahs of the Drum

2:45PM - Spoken Word performances

(brief intermission)

4:00PM - Jazz concert - Destiny Muhammad Project

5:00PM-5:30PM - more time to visit artist tables



FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Oakstop is conveniently located on BART and bus lines. Metered 2-hour street parking is available by the venue, un-metered street parking a bit farther away (side streets off Telegraph), and parking in nearby lots. You can use this platform to locate lots and compare costs: http://www.parkme.com

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes. There is an elevator up to the 2nd floor, and wheelchair-friendly bathrooms.


Note: Banner art above (L-R) by Nicole Dixon and Ernesto Olmos

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Oakstop

1721 Broadway

#201

Oakland, CA 94612

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