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EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606 ph: 510-533-6629
E-mail: eastsideculturalcenter@gmail.com



July 2015 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

 

 

Another Oakland Is Proud

BLOCK PARTY

Coming August 1, 11-5pm...

 

EastSide, Rainbow Rec, and East Oakland Building Healthy Communities presents

NEIGHBOR DAY

Rainbow Rec Center and Digital Arts and Culinary Academy

5800 International Blvd
Oakland

Free Food, Games and Prizes

Dessert and Seedlings by Daca Youth

Live Music, Dance

Games and Kids Activities


 

Free Minds Free People Cultural Night

Thursday July 9th   6:30-9:00pm
Sweets Ballroom, Oakland 
1933 Broadway @ 19th Street Oakland
FREE & ALL AGES EVENT!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Hosted by:
Bay Area Radio DJ Legend Chuy Gomez and Teacher­ Activist Farima Pour-­Khorshid

Featuring:
 
DJ Mighty Delrokz
Mahalaya Tintiangco­-Cubales
Donte Clark & Brenda Quintanilla of Richmond Artists With (RAW) Talent
Lifeline (Oakland School For the Arts)
Young, Gifted & Black Sheroes

Antique Naked Soul

Turf Inc

Los Rakas
Lifetime Contribution Award: Emory Douglas (Former Minister of Culture of The Black Panther Party For Self-­Defense)

Congratulations Emory! From your EastSide Family!


 

 
 

Til Infinity Documentary

Thursday, July 23rd     6-8pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Donations accepted

Antique Naked Soul

Turf Inc

Los Rakas
Lifetime Contribution Award: Emory Douglas (Former Minister of Culture of The Black Panther Party For Self-­Defense)

Directed by Filmmaker Shomari Smith who conducted over 50 interviews with notable emcees, producers and DJs, the Documentary "Til Infinity" will show the Souls of Mischief as you have never seen them before. They are discussing their early creative process while making the legendary demo. They share personal stories about each album track, discussing the single "93 'Til infinity" and it's longevity. Til Infinity features interviews with Phife Dawg, Dante Ross, DJ Sway and many more. The Documentary is scheduled for release in September of 2013. ~ 93 'Til 


 
 
 

Haiti Action Committee Presents...

What's Really Happening in Haiti?

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1915-1934 US Marine Occupation 

Saturday, July 25th           3-5pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Haiti Action members report back from recent trips to Haiti on the ethnic cleansing in the Dominican Republic, upcoming elections, the Lavalas popular movement, and the return of repressive army. 


 

 

Minokan: A Celebration of Rara Tou Limen's 10th Anniversary

Friday, July 31st, 7pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

doors open 6:30pm, 7pm film 
FREE event   Haitian food served!   Q&A Company Members
Please join us as we premiere our documentary: Minokan: DREAM It. CREATE It. LIVE It! In celebration of Rara Tou Limen's 10th Anniversary, the dance & music ensemble traveled to Haiti for a two week adventure! Company members participated in folkloric dance workshops at Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS) with celebrated instructors, and visited natural and historical landmarks to investigate and research Haitian cultural traditions. Come and see the personal testimonies, vivid photos, and two weeks of revealing beautiful footage.

www.raratoulimen for more information

 

 

Photos by Armael Malinis of Mass Bass

 

OAKLAND IS PROUD - THANK YOU!

BLOCK PARTY #2, 44th Ave and International Blvd

Thanks to all the neighborhood folks, community groups, vendors, performers, car lovers and Oakland die-hards for supporting such a great event!

 

This whole year, we are hosting a series of block parties along International Blvd as part of our Oakland is Proud project, aiming to create a public space for families, organizations, businesses and residents to enjoy each other, their community and engage in pressing issues like displacement and gentrification that are affecting their neighborhoods.

 

Thanks to Our Performers:

Mass Bass
Beats Flows
Spear of the Nation
Unity Grooves with Howard Wiley & Faye Carol
Rico Pabon and friends
Press Play Poets
excerpts from the Anastasio Project

 

Thanks to Our Food Vendors:

No Worries Food Truck and Casa Jimenez Restaurant

 

Also special thanks to the following:

East Bay Chevs, CURYJ, Black Organizing Project, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, One Land One Struggle, Xicana Moratorium Coalition, 67 Suenos, Palestinian Youth Movement, ONYX Organizing Committee, Arab Resource Organizing Center, Roses in Concrete Community School, Casa Che, Community Planning Leaders, All African People's Revolutionary Project and more!

 



Watch and Read About Our Block Parties!

 

 

Our last block party in October 2014 was a great day in the neighborhood! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black and Chicano Arts Movements, the party brought out all our neighbors and allies. Music, dance, theater, food, murals and altars accompanied vendors and open houses throughout the block.

Our recent coverage by KTOP:


Local Press Events - Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance Community Block Party 2014 from KTOP TV10 on Vimeo.

 

A recent article and picture galleries about the block party from Oakculture:

http://oakulture.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/esaa-block-party-celebrates-multiculturalism-diversity-and-neighborhood-pride/



 

 

Oakland is Hellzapoppin Highlights from Feb 15-25th! Thanks for a wonderful week!

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EastSide Cultural Center

Annex Art Gallery Exhibit

CANTOS OF SORROW - New Paintings by Maceo Montoya

2289 International Blvd
Oakland

Premiere exhibit of large charcoal & ink paintings, meditating on Chicano community experience thru the reflective lens of the artist's own family. Our reception will feature the artist & author MACEO MONTOYA reading excerpts from his latest book "Letters to the Poet from His Brother."






RICE AND BEANS CHILDCARE COOP - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

For Children Ages 2.5 to 5 years old

Rice and Beans Childcare Cooperative is made up of families of color in Oakland with a vision of providing early childhood education that is rooted in principles of justice, equity and the history of peoples in our community.

Monday-Friday, 8:15am-5:15pm, Part-Time flexibility

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Tuition ranges from $450-$950/month; scholarships based on availability

FOR MORE INFO: 510-221-8999








 

Open Enrollment for our FREE Youth Arts Programs!
Stop by during class times (listed on the flyer), or email us at eastsideculturalcenter@gmail.com.



HOLLA BACK! OPEN MIC POETRY SERIES
Every Thursday night, 7:30pm donations accepted at the door.
Come check out one of the only open mic spots in East Oakland!

Here's a video of one of our recent open mics! HOLLA BACK!



CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF EASTSIDE ARTS ALLIANCE!

ESAA is now in our 14th year! To find out more about EastSide Arts Alliance and the EastSide Cultural Center, please click here.

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