Dear Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,
- Doris Davis from Cleveland, OH signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.I lived there late 80's and early 2000 coming back seeing the growth was sign of consciousness KEEP CONSCIOUSNESS ALIVE.
Kim McMillon from Merced, CA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.This is very timely and important to Oakland's history and community.
Askia M. Toure' from Roxbury, MA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.This will be a firm example of democratic good will by the City of Oakland. I do hope that you keep your word on this honor.laniece jones from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.
- Thomas Simpson from San Francisco, CA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.Having such a district will add to Oakland’s reputation as a cultural Mecca. It will also pay homage to the founders, leaders, participates and future activist in the Black Arts Movement. Although Afro-Centric in nature, it will provide a space to bring people of all ethnicities together to explore and share the human spirit that binds us all. The time has come for Oakland to create such a dedicated district. It promises to become destination that will add to Oakland’s business an economic development.
Jalil Muhammad from Sacramento, CA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.I'm in full support
GoddessMother SupaQueen from Emeryville, CA signed this petition on Oct 20, 2015.We don't need help from non melinated ones.
Sylvia Hawkins from Kenel, SD signed this petition on Oct 24, 2015.
Lived in San Francisco for 45 years.Loved to go to Oakland for all the culture differences they had there.That is what Oakland is about.I loved the diversity in the bay area.there are no other cities like that.would love to come back but we retired and can't afford the cost of living there.
Jamaal Jenkins from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 24, 2015.Great idea!
- Laura Matteliano
from Oakland, CA
signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.
Dear Mayor Schaaf, As a white citizen of Oakland, I find it critical to preserve the people and traditions of this beloved community. The multicultural traditions is what makes this an extraordinary place to live but also helps us all build tolerance and respect for different walks of life. At a time where people of color are being marginalized for practices that have taken place over generations i.e. drumming, singing in church, living in the community with affordable rent, safe spaces are not only needed but demanded of the community you serve. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our request. With Respect, Laura Matteliano
- Kate Raphael from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.I live near downtown and this is very much needed.
eddie gesso from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.!!
ED GILLIES from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.MUCH NEEDED
Ginger pepper from San Francisco, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.Revitalize Oakland. All the cool artists have moved there from SF.
R. Calloway from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.
The restoration and advancement of a Black Cultural Arts Movement and Business District is vital to not only the Soul of Oakland, but the moral character of the City. #RiteOn #CSQwest10
David Oertel from Oakland, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.
Culture is the true wealth of Oakland and should be showcased. Let's not turn Oakland into a dull suburb of SF.
Julie spiegler from montara, CA signed this petition on Oct 23, 2015.
the malonga center has been an informal cultural epicenter for the entire bay area. let's make it official!
Laura Diamondstone from Boonville, CA signed this petition on Oct 22, 2015.
This is an exciting alternative to destroying the cultural legacy created by the people of Oakland.
Please sign this petition: Black Arts Movement Cultural District for downtown Oakland
To raise cultural, economic and political consciousness in Oakland CA.
That's why I created a petition to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf which says:
"We demand the City of Oakland proclaim the Black Arts Movement Cultural and Business District along the 14th Street corridor, from Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Alice Street and beyond. It will be an Afro-centric sacred space for people of good will and positive consciousness to gather and express themselves freely as divine beings in human form. Gov. Brown recently signed legislation to establish cultural districts throughout California."
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