Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity
Sat Feb 04 2023 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | Oakland, CA
AdvertisementJoin us on February 4th for our Lunar New Year x Black History Month community celebration to strengthen, heal, and empower AAPI and Black communities!
OACC is collaborating with the Malonga Arts Residence Association (MARA) to create an intentional space for Black History and Future in Oakland Chinatown while continuing to honor AAPI cultural traditions. This event will spotlight performers that celebrate Black and AAPI arts and culture in Oakland, and highlight how our communities are intertwined through both our similarities and differences.
We are delighted to feature harpist and composer Destiny Muhammad, the Harpist from the Hood, whose genre is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.
Lily Flowers Chinese Folk Dance Group
Tae Kwon Do demo
Cal VSA Lion Dance
Harpist from the Hood
Poetry and Storytelling by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim
Stay tuned to hear more about each performance!
Our Auditorium will include a marketplace for vendors and organizations that serve the Oakland community. You’ll find goods and services from Black and Asian artists and small businesses, as well as resources for the community. Stay tuned for an update on participating vendors and organizations!
Exhibition and Gallery
Our featured exhibition is Bandung to the Bay, which showcases the history of Black and Asian solidarity across various movements. This exhibition consists of historical, archival documents connected to the international Bandung Conference and Bay Area Asian & Black activist solidarity movements including the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.
Our Literature Fair will host all things reading related, including a book giveaway and featured book vendors Bandung Books and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. It will also host a special poetry and storytelling session by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim.
Interested in volunteering for the event? Sign up here!
Register for the event to receive updates! This is a free event open to the community. Registration is not required for attendance, but necessary in order to receive the Livestream link by email.
To support OACC, register for the event through the donation tier, or visit https://oacc.cc/donations.
Program Funders: City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, California Arts Council, and California Department of Social Services Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs Stop-the-Hate Grant.
Platinum Sponsor: Oakland Athletics
This event is part of OACC’s ongoing Open E.A.R.S. for Change initiative started in 2020 to build stronger relationships among local API and Black communities.
Where is it happening?Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Suite 290, Oakland, United States
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