EastSide Quicklinks:

DONATE to EastSide Arts Alliance and Cultural Center!

SIGN UP for monthly email updates for all our events!

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK page here!

Find out about creating a Black Cultural Zone in East Oakland.


About EastSide and the Black Cultural Zone:



EastSide Cultural Center

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




APRIL 2016 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

An Evening with David Murray
Saturday, April 9th 8pm
Tickets: $10-$25
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd

Tenor saxophone giant David Murray comes home with his guitarist son Mingus in tow to round out a local quartet called "Class Struggle". Murray, perhaps the world's most prolific recording jazz artist, has revolutionized the 70s-80s avant-garde and expanded the music's reach throughout the African Diaspora. Performing at the EastSide Cultural Center on Saturday, April 9th David Murray & Class Struggle come to East Oakland with the intent to perform the music in Black communities to retain its historic and soulful roots. As sponsoring hosts, EastSide Arts Alliance recognizes that cultural gentrification - the mainstream commercializing of the music - is a key component of community gentrification.

 

MORE APRIL EVENTS to come...please check back with us!

 

 

March 2016 Events Archive

Por Todos Basta! Stop the Murders of Women
March 4 and 5



7-10PM sliding scale $10 to $20 
info & tickets: (510) 533-6629

English language community discussion with Mujeres Unidas y Activas to follow

 

Una charla con la organizacion de Mujeres Unidas y Activas

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd. Oakland

510-533-6629

www.eastsideartsalliance.org

$5-$20 sliding scale - refreshments served


 

EASTSIDE Presents

ART GALLERY SHOW -

United Front - Black Liberation and Asian/Pacific Activism

Asian Resource Gallery

317 Ninth Street/Harrison

Oakland Chinatown

Exhibit runs January thru March 2016
Guest speakers, jazz, refreshments

Featuring artwork by Emory Douglas, Tarika Lewis, Tomie Arai, Karna Kurata, Josh Whitaker, Ellen Bepp, David Monkawa, Tommy Wong, Joy Liu, Peps, Done, Spie, Dime, Malik Seneferu,
CeCe Carpio, James Garcia, Henry Raulston, Kamau Amen­Ra, Openi Hsi-Cheung, Jimi Evins, T, Tania Stoose, John Jernegen, Steve Sanchez, Greg Morozumi, Asians 4Black Lives, & others

sponsored by East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
co­sponsored by EastSide Arts Alliance, Oakland Asian Cultural Center,
#blacklivesmatter


 

 

Avotcja and EastSide present

On Their Shoulders We Stand

Honoring the literary brilliance of our Ancestors

Saturday, March 12, 7pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd. Oakland

510-533-6629

$10-$20 sliding scale

THE TROUBLE MAKERS UNION
JACK HIRSCHMAN, NAOMI QUIÑONEZ,
JABEZ CHURCHILL, ADELA NAJARRO
THE WORDWIND CHORUS
(w/Lewis Jordan, Brian Auerbach & Qr Hand)
NANCY HOM, NINA SERRANO
KIM SHUCK & TONY ROBLES
TUREEDA MIKELL, ARTURO MANTECON
MARIA MEDINA THE WORD WEAVER RUMBERA
THE SALT PEOPLE
(w/Kaylah Marin, Kevin North & Val Serrant)
JORGE TETI ARGUETA, DEVORAH MAJOR
RICO PABON, BILL VARTNAW & AVOTCJA
in a benefit concert for the Eastside Cultural Center’s
Youth Arts Programs
SATURDAY MARCH 12th
@
EASTSIDE CULTURAL CENTER
2277 International Blvd @ 23rd Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
7-10PM sliding scale $10 to $20
info & tickets: (510) 533-6629
WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE & ALL AGES WELCOME
no one turned away for lack of Funds
&/or to learn more about other events @ Eastside Arts
www.eastsideartsalliance.com or

 


 

Visionary Organizing Network, Chinese Progressive Association, Movement Generation, Reimagine: Movements Making Media, Starr King School and EastSide Arts Alliance present

CELEBRATING GRACE LEE BOGGS: A Century in Love and Struggle

Friday March 18

1:30-5:30pm - Art as Revolution: Theater of the Oppressed for Activists, Organizers, Educators, Cultural Workers

7-10pm - American Revolutionary: The Evolutin of Grace Lee Boggs: followed by a communi discussion of the film

Grace believed deeply in the importance of art and culture in creating fundamental social transformation. Firmly aligned with Grace's philosophy and vision, Theater of the Oppressed is a form of popular education that uses theater and art as a vehicle for radical social transformation.

Forged in the crucible of revolutionary struggle, it uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as laboratories for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding collective solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, violence, and human suffering. Please join us in this radical, creative approach to dialogue, organizing, and action, hosted by Jiwon Chung & Starr King School.

Join us for a screening of this Peabody Award winning documentary about Grace's life and then stay for a discussion with members of the Bay Area community on the impact of her life on our work as revolutionaries.


 

 

EastSide presents

Final Fridays Films of Resistance & Solidarity

TRUDELL

Friday, March 25, 7pm

free event - community discussion to follow - refreshments served

TRUDELL follows the extraordinary life of Native American poet and activist

John Trudell, from his impoverished childhood in Omaha to his leadership in the

American Indian Movement (AIM) and his reincarnation as an acclaimed

musician and spoken word poet. Using decades-old 16 mm and Super 8 film and

video footage as a backdrop, filmmaker Heather Rae paints an intimate portrait

of a man whose spirit and words have energized Indigenous consciousness.

Combining interviews with archival footage, concert clips and abstract imagery,

TRUDELL tells the story of a fascinating man and a complex artist, social theorist

and philosopher. (2005)


 

 

 

 

 

Download EastSide's Black Power Matters and

Black Resistance Matters Posters

Download your full color poster (11x17inches) here:

BLACK POWER MATTERS POSTER

BLACK RESISTANCE MATTERS POSTER




 

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! Thanks for a wonderful week!

 



 

 


 

 

 

EastSide Cultural Center

Annex Art Gallery Exhibit

Posters of Dignidad Rebelde

2289 International Blvd
Oakland

Featuring the beautiful and powerful works of Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza.






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 16 YEARS OF EASTSIDE ARTS ALLIANCE!
ESAA is now in our 16th year! To find out more about EastSide Arts Alliance and the EastSide Cultural Center, please click here.

To help us sustain our work, become an EastSide Roots Supporter today!


space
HOME | About | Cultural Center | Events | Youth Programs | News | Community | Links
Mailing Address: PO Box 17008, Oakland, CA 94601 // Office Address: 2277 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606
email: eastsideculturalcenter@gmail.com

design by tumi's design / tumis.com
space