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EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606 ph: 510-533-6629
E-mail: eastsideculturalcenter@gmail.com



May 2015 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

 

 Save the Date:

15th Annual MALCOLM X JAZZ ARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 16, 11am- 7pm

San Antonio Park, Oakland

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement
and the Chicano Arts Movement with us!

Main Stage
The First Edition Jazz Band feat.
Ralph Gibson Nelson
Chester Thompson Group feat.
Ms. Faye Carol
The Darrel Green Quintet feat.
Camille Thurman & Wallace Rodney Jr.

Dance Stage
Ille Omode -boot & west african dancers
Los Centzontles
Fua Di Congo
Rompa Y Raja
Bahia Movement
Naka Dance Theater presents Anastasio Project

Dream Courts
Music Stage and Dance Cyphers

Graf Court
live painting from graf legends

Food Court feat.
international flavors from around the world

Kids Zone
children's activities for the whole family

Local Artisans
arts, craft and clothing vendors

 

 

 

 

 

A MOTHER'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

with Miss Faye Carol and her Quartet!

Sunday, May 10, 5pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

$35 at the door, $30 through Eventbrite:

Click Here for Eventbrite Tickets

fayecarol.com

 

 

AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY

Saturday, May 23rd, 12noon-5pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

African Liberation Day (ALD) was founded in 1958 when Kwame Nkrumah convened the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended by eight independent African states. The 15th of April was declared "African Freedom Day," to mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolize the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.

Please join us as we celebrate our continued legacy of struggle for African Liberation!

 

 

 

Final Fridays Films of Solidarity and Resistance

In the Spirit of Bandung

EastSide Arts Alliance, ACMHS, AYPAL and Banteay Srei present

Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town

Friday, May 29, 5pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town:

Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school completion rates in the nation. We visit Long Beach, California-the city with America's largest Cambodian community-to find out why this educational crisis is happening and what people are doing about it.

 

Delicious refreshments served, discussion to follow the film.

 

 

COMING IN JUNE!!!!

 

Photos by Armael Malinis of Mass Bass

 

OAKLAND IS PROUD - THANK YOU!

BLOCK PARTY #2, 44th Ave and International Blvd

Thanks to all the neighborhood folks, community groups, vendors, performers, car lovers and Oakland die-hards for supporting such a great event!

 

This whole year, we are hosting a series of block parties along International Blvd as part of our Oakland is Proud project, aiming to create a public space for families, organizations, businesses and residents to enjoy each other, their community and engage in pressing issues like displacement and gentrification that are affecting their neighborhoods.

 

Thanks to Our Performers:

Mass Bass
Beats Flows
Spear of the Nation
Unity Grooves with Howard Wiley & Faye Carol
Rico Pabon and friends
Press Play Poets
excerpts from the Anastasio Project

 

Thanks to Our Food Vendors:

No Worries Food Truck and Casa Jimenez Restaurant

 

Also special thanks to the following:

East Bay Chevs, CURYJ, Black Organizing Project, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, One Land One Struggle, Xicana Moratorium Coalition, 67 Suenos, Palestinian Youth Movement, ONYX Organizing Committee, Arab Resource Organizing Center, Roses in Concrete Community School, Casa Che, Community Planning Leaders, All African People's Revolutionary Project and more!

 



Watch and Read About Our Block Parties!

 

 

Our last block party in October 2014 was a great day in the neighborhood! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black and Chicano Arts Movements, the party brought out all our neighbors and allies. Music, dance, theater, food, murals and altars accompanied vendors and open houses throughout the block.

Our recent coverage by KTOP:


Local Press Events - Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance Community Block Party 2014 from KTOP TV10 on Vimeo.

 

A recent article and picture galleries about the block party from Oakculture:

http://oakulture.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/esaa-block-party-celebrates-multiculturalism-diversity-and-neighborhood-pride/



 

 

Oakland is Hellzapoppin Highlights from Feb 15-25th! Thanks for a wonderful week!

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EastSide Cultural Center

Annex Art Gallery Exhibit

CANTOS OF SORROW - New Paintings by Maceo Montoya

2289 International Blvd
Oakland

Premiere exhibit of large charcoal & ink paintings, meditating on Chicano community experience thru the reflective lens of the artist's own family. Our reception will feature the artist & author MACEO MONTOYA reading excerpts from his latest book "Letters to the Poet from His Brother."






RICE AND BEANS CHILDCARE COOP - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

For Children Ages 2.5 to 5 years old

Rice and Beans Childcare Cooperative is made up of families of color in Oakland with a vision of providing early childhood education that is rooted in principles of justice, equity and the history of peoples in our community.

Monday-Friday, 8:15am-5:15pm, Part-Time flexibility

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Tuition ranges from $450-$950/month; scholarships based on availability

FOR MORE INFO: 510-221-8999








 

Open Enrollment for our FREE Youth Arts Programs!
Stop by during class times (listed on the flyer), or email us at eastsideculturalcenter@gmail.com.



HOLLA BACK! OPEN MIC POETRY SERIES
Every Thursday night, 7:30pm donations accepted at the door.
Come check out one of the only open mic spots in East Oakland!

Here's a video of one of our recent open mics! HOLLA BACK!



CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF EASTSIDE ARTS ALLIANCE!

ESAA is now in our 14th year! To find out more about EastSide Arts Alliance and the EastSide Cultural Center, please click here.

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