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Oakland Peace Festival: Peace
September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20
Join us at the inaugural Oakland Peace Festival organized by Nomadic Press and hosted at the Oakland Peace Center. It’ll be a daytime celebration of all that is Oakland and peaceful through music, art, writing, food, guest speakers, and community building. All are welcome, and this is a kid-friendly event.
The festival will take place on three Saturdays: July 27 (theme: Justice), August 24 (theme: Equity), and will culminate on September 21 (theme: Peace), which is International Day of Peace.
Outside in the parking lot (free) just off of Fairmount Avenue, there will be food and arts/crafts vendors, a Poet’s Corner with a 5-hour open mic, a new mural by Gremlin1114, beer by Ale Industries, and iced coffee by Nomadic Coffee.
Inside in the sanctuary ($10 GA / $20 VIP):
11:30–12:30 PM: DJ XCairocitosX
12:30–1:15 PM: Poetry by Gondola Perpetua (Terry Taplin), Jevohn Tyler Newsome, Madi Dangerously, Joyce E. Young, Asantewaa Bee Boykin
1:15–2:30 PM: Guest speakers, Sandhya Jha and Yvette Felarca
2:45–3:15 PM: Music by Azuah
3:30–4:30 PM: Music by Imerald Brown Music
Lanterns will be hung throughout the sanctuary as part of a three-month celebration of lights and peace and separate lanterns will be available for folks to hang with individually written messages of peace on them for a small donation of $10.
This event is organized by Nomadic Press with support from a large and loving community, both old and new. All proceeds will go toward the production of this, and future, festivals.