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



January 2016 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

 

Poetry for the People

Saturday, January 23rd, 7pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

 

 


 

EASTSIDE Presents

ART GALLERY SHOW -

"United Front - Black Liberation and Asian/Pacific Activism"

Asian Resource Gallery

317 Ninth Street/Harrison

Oakland Chinatown

Reception: Fri, January 29, 6pm

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


 

 

JAZZ at EastSide Cultural Center Presents
SATURDAY, JAN 30, 2016 - 8PM
Kahil El'Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Hamiet Bluiett | Craig Harris
$10-25 - sliding scale no one turned away

PRE-ORDER TICKETS HERE

Internationally acclaimed percussionist, composer, and band leader Kahil El’Zabar will premier a brand new Ethnic Heritage Ensemble featuring two masterful icons of the modern jazz idiom: Baritone sax giant, Hamiet Bluiett, and trombone titan, Craig Harris

While these three giants have worked together in various collaborations for more than 40 years, they have never come together as Kahil’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble until now.

SUNDAY, JAN 31, 2016 3-5PM
Black Cultural Organizing: A Community Conversation
FREE - but you must RSVP to this event, space will be limited:
rsvp to elenas@mindspring.com

A roundtable discussion with three legendary artists who have been active leaders in connecting the power of the music to community organizing and efforts toward self-determination. Kahil El’Zabar will speak on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians - the oldest Black arts organization in the country - http://aacmchicago.org/

Craig Harris has been a key figure in Harlem arts and community for many years and will be able to discuss the future of Harlem as the Black cultural center of the U.S. Hamiet Bluiett has seen and done it all and will provide insights about what influences the music and his thoughts on where we are now.  EastSide will be co-facilitating these discussions with invited Oakland artists and organizers.

Following a conversation with these artists we will reserve time for the community to look forward and share ideas that are being developed for a Black Arts resurgence in Oakland.

EastSide is working to respond to the urgent crisis that gentrification is wrecking on our communities. We are facilitating these discussions in the spirit of Amiri Baraka - his understanding that we must build institutions, organize, and embrace the connections between culture and movement building.

 


 

 


TUESDAY, Feb 9, 2016 - 7PM
Ferguson is America, Roots of Rebellion

JAMALA ROGERS: Book Party and Discussion

Speaking on the Roots of the Ferguson Rebellion and Practical Lessons for Organizing

 

 


 

 

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 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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