Thursday, May 12, 2016

Black Arts Movement Business District Town Hall Meeting, Friday, May 13, 6pm, Eastside Arts, 23rd and International, Oakland

Oakland Black Artists gather at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza as
the Oakland City Council voted to establish the Black Arts Movement Business District
photo Adam Turner

Please save the date 5/13/2016, 6PM - 9PM to meet at East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International , for a Town Hall meeting to plan the implementation of BAMBD, (Black Arts Movement Business District), in downtown Oakland. This meeting is for Artist and Cultural Workers invested in fighting Gentrification by building culture.

We are working to make the BAMBD a real and functioning district dedicated to the promotion of culture and livity (good strong life).

This is an integral part of building a Black Corridor that stretches along 14th St in Oakland from Frontage Road in West Oakland to 106th St in deep East Oakland. The development and implementation of BAMBD is an essential step in this process. It would create the Western arm of this corridor and would complement the ongoing efforts by East Side Arts Alliance to form a Black Corridor dedicated to building, preserving, and growing the culture, providing services, housing, public spaces for the building and dissemination of intellectual capital, as well as the creation of art that reflects our lives, aspirations and struggles for equity.

Please contact Dr. Nzinga for more information and spread the date and location for the Town Hall. There really is "strength in numbers". 510-457-8999.


Dr. Ayodele Nzinga,
Black Arts Movement Business District

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