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Oakland Peace Festival
August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT$10
Join us at the inaugural Oakland Peace Festival organized by Nomadic Press and hosted at the Oakland Peace Center for a 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 schedule is below and will be updated as performers are confirmed.
The event 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. Food trucks, art vendors, a “Poet’s Corner” with poets reading and BadAss Bookworm podcasting, beer, and coffee will be present in the parking lot just off of Fairmount Avenue. The indoor programming will take place in the sanctuary: a DJ, 5 poets, a guest speaker series on peace building in community with a different speaker each event, and live music by 2 local music groups.
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 toward future iterations of the festival.
Outdoor programming is free. There will be a $10 ticket for indoor programming. We welcome anyone who can afford to purchase two or more tickets to pay for others to attend who otherwise may not be able to.
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.
OUTSIDE PROGRAMMING (PARKING LOT — FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC)
5 FOOD VENDORS
18 GENERAL VENDORS
MURAL UNVEILING IN POET’S CORNER + BADASS BOOKWORM PODCAST
ICED COFFEE BY NOMADIC COFFEE
BEER BY ALE INDUSTRIES
INSIDE PROGRAMMING (SANCTUARY — MIN CHARGE OF $10; VIP TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE)
11:30–12:30 PM: DJ
12:30–1:15 PM: POETS (6 min each)
1:15–2:30 PM: GUEST SPEAKERS + Q&A
2:45–3:15 PM: MUSICIAN (OPENER)
3:30–4:30 PM: MUSICIAN (HEADLINER)
4:30–5 PM: DJ
JULY 27, 12–5 PM
AUGUST 24, 12–5 PM
Josiah Luis Alderete
Daniel B. Summerhill
Vernon Keeve III
SEPTEMBER 21, 12–5 PM
Jevohn Tyler Newsom
Joyce E. Young