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EastSide Cultural Center

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



March 2015 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

 

10th Anniversary of Rara Tou Limen

Saturday, March 14, Doors Open at 7pm

EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Donations Accepted

In celebration of Rara Tou Limen's 10th Anniversary, the dance & music ensemble traveled to Haiti for a two week adventure! Company members participated in folkloric dance workshops at Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS) with celebrated instructors, and visited natural and historical landmarks to investigate and research Haitian cultural traditions. In addition, RTL presented a full-length artistic offering, Limyè pou Ayiti... Lavi Kontinyè! to a responsive and receptive crowd at Le Villate, in Petion-Ville. As activists, educators, scholars, priests, vocalists, dancers and musicians, we were honored to serve as cultural ambassadors of Oakland/San Francisco and participate in "From the Bay to Haiti: RTL goes International!"

Please join us as we premiere our documentary: Minokan: DREAM It. CREATE It. LIVE It! Personal testimonies, vivid photos, and two weeks of revealing footage is waiting for YOU! We value and appreciate our community, for you too believed in our dream! Come...be a part of our journey.

ALL Donations will go towards RTL's Kanaval 2015 contingent.

RTL in Haiti Report Back * Documentary * Q & A * Youth Dance + Drum Performances * Lakou Souvenance Tribute * African Cuisine - A Taste of Africa * Vendors: Alouba, Ashade Designs

www.raratoulimen for more information

 

OAKLAND IS PROUD

BLOCK PARTY #2

SUNDAY MARCH 15

12NOON-5PM

44th Ave and International Blvd, Oakland (near High Street and Casa Jimenez Restaurant)

 

This whole year, we are opening five cultural plazas 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. Come out and join us for our second Block Party!

Featuring Performances by:
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

Food:
No Worries Food Truck and Casa Jimenez Restaurant

Also featuring:
Car show by East Bay Chevs, live mural painting, local arts & crafts vendors, and children's activities.

Tabling organizations include:
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 Last Block Party!

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/



Final Fridays Films of Resistance and Solidarity presents

Crayons of Askalan, a film by Laila Hotait

Friday, March 27, 7pm

EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Free to the Public

Crayons of Askalan

Creative Documentary, 52 minutes

Set in 1975, the film tells the story of Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adawai, who at the tender age of fifteen, received a life sentence and was confined in the high security prison of Askalan, Israel. With the help of his family and community, he smuggled crayons and used pillowcases to create allegorical artwork while in prison. Performed by the actor Mohammad Al-Masri, footage with the artist are present, and the way they slipped an entire exhibition to the outside world.  

 

 

 

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.

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


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