Sent by Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney from my iPad
If you would like to be part of the BAM Task Force, please let me know. Marvin X: 510-200-4164Mrs. Lynette McElhaney,President, Oakland City Council8/5/15Dear Lynette McElhaney,
I write you because I am confused on where you stand as per the Black Arts Movement District you announced you would proclaim late last year. You told me then to let you get past the holidays. Recently, your assistant, Brigitte Cook, informed me that meetings would be held soon. This was a few weeks ago, since then I had the occasion to talk with you and you informed me you had other pressing matters. Aside from myself, there are many many people who are awaiting the creation of the Black Arts Movement District. I have talked with artists, vendors and business owners along the 14th Street corridor. They are urgently awaiting the creation of the Black Arts Movement District. I am therefore forming a BAM task force to work on the district which will be an artistic, cultural and economic area. We would like to have a Town Hall Meeting on the BAM District in the City Hall Chambers ASAP. Can you reserve the chambers for the Town Hall Meeting? Please let me hear from you at the earliest.
Marvin X,Black Arts Movement District510-200-4164
Suggested Members for the BAM District Task ForceAngela DavisFania DavisGregory PeteJoyce GordonPaul CobbDr. Ayodele NzingaPhavia KujichaguliaTarika LewisVida SilvaConway Jones, Jr.Gene HazzardAdam TurnerDr. Elnora T. WebbGay Plair CobbCat BrooksMalcolm Shabazz HooverMenhuaimMechelle LaChauxTureada MikellParadise
Black Arts Movement Dream and Wishlist
photo Gene Hazzard