Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Second Chance Career Fairs!

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Join Us at the BOSS Career Training & Employment Center (CTEC) in Downtown Oakland every third Thursday for a Second Chance Job Fair!
Dress to Impress as Employers are accepting resumes and conducting interviews during the fair!

* Need help with your resume? No problem - we have staff and a computer lab to assist you
* Need intervieing tips? No problem - we have training classes
* Need interview appropriate clothing? No problem - we have a lending and giving program
* Need a hair cut? No problem - we have partners onsite to assist with hair cutting
* Have felony convictions or gaps in your employment history? No problem -- all employers are Second Chance employers!
* Need Job Skill Training? No problem - we have skills classes and career development!

--(all services are on a first come-first served basis, and not guaranteed to be available to all attendees or at all events.)--

Location: 1600 San Pablo Avenue

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399507586823765/

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Making Places for People with Christie Johnson

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Meet Christie Coffin, who will discuss her work and read from her book. Discussion to follow.

About the Book:

Making Places for People explores twelve social questions in environmental design. Authors Christie Johnson Coffin and Jenny Young bring perspectives from practice and teaching to challenge assumptions about how places meet human needs. The book reveals deeper complexities in addressing basic questions, such as: What is the story of this place? What logic orders it? How big is it? How sustainable is it? Providing an overview of a growing body of knowledge about people and places, Making Places for People stimulates curiosity and further discussion. The authors argue that critical understanding of the relationships between people and their built environments can inspire designs that better contribute to health, human performance, and social equity—bringing meaning and delight to people’s lives.

Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150494014977425/

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Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Cultivating Wholeness in a Divided World

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Whole humans lead beautiful lives that reverberate throughout Earth and culture. Some capacities of human wholeness include kindness, nurturance and compassion, the ability to lighten up and look at things from a different perspective, the present-centeredness to be in the moment, the feeling of utter belonging, a deep sense of wildness, and imaginative and mysterious powers.

Wholeness is each person’s birthright. Once we recognize and begin to cultivate these inner resources, we step into the truth of who we are, and magic happens. When we come from a root of wholeness, our unique gifts show themselves and we’re able to live them into the world to the benefit of all.

This workshop will introduce a nature-based approach to building our capacity to be whole, and herbal allies that support this journey. Participants will have the opportunity make an herbal remedy specific to which facet of wholeness they’d most like to welcome. 

Five Flavors Herbs
344 40th Street Oakland, CA, 94609

Registration, location, more information: https://www.fiveflavorsherbs.com/herbal-medicine-classes/2018/6/24/cultivating-wholeness-in-a-divided-world

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Jul
1
4:00 PM16:00

Self Care in Uncertain Times, A Workshop

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Join herbalist and writer of Self Care in Uncertain Times, Maribeth Helen for a workshop navigating how we show up to self care on a daily basis. During our time together we will be guided through a plant meditation, define what self care means for each of us, reflect on creating healthy boundaries, and workshop tools for supporting our best selves as we navigate the stressors of being a human in our modern world. Together we will learn about herbal allies and gentle daily practices to bring deep nourishment while guiding us back to the wisdom of our bodies. Please bring a journal, something to write with, and a tea cup.

Everyone who participates will leave with a zine and two herbal recipes to take home for deeper reflection and practice.

Five Flavors Herbs344 40th StreetOakland, CA, 94609

More information, registration: https://www.fiveflavorsherbs.com/herbal-medicine-classes/2018/7/1/self-care-in-uncertain-times-a-workshop

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Breema Intensive

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Summer Breema Intensive
July 14-21

Participating in a Breema Intensive is an enlivening and nourishing experience. It’s a unique opportunity to experience a new way of moving, thinking, and feeling in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere. 

Both new and experienced students from around the world come each year to study at Breema Intensives and to benefit from Breema’s practical approach to living harmoniously.

We’ll work with the two movement components — Self-Breema exercises and Breema bodywork (movement sequences done with a partner — as an introduction to body-mind connection, a cornerstone of the art of being present. When body, mind and feelings work together in unity, we are present. When we are present, others are supported to be present, and our activity nurtures ourselves and others. We will also explore using the Nine Principles of Harmony, which can be applied in any activity or situation of life. 

Many attendance options are available. Take one class, the beginning weekend, or the whole 6 day course.

Special earlybird offer! Register by May 31 with promo code EARLYBIRD for an additional 10% off.

CE available for massage therapists, nurses, and LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

No prior bodywork experience is needed, but as Breema is floor-based participants must be comfortable sitting, kneeling, and working on a padded floor.

To learn more, please visit our website, our Facebook page, or The Breema Channel on YouTube.

For more information, call 510-428-0937 or email center@breema.com

Register online at www.breema.com

The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

 

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Journal Release: Nomadic Journal 2017: Wonder (Retro!)

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Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Nomadic Journal 2017 (Retro!): Wonder!

It's going to be an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh / refreshments, and friends of Nomadic Press as we launch this treasure of a book into the universe. 

Readings by TBA and pop-up surprise Nomadic Press readers. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a signing following the event ($15 each). Music by TBA!

Hope to see you there!

Nomadic Press, 2301 Telegraph Avenue
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/311391202598873/

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Second Chance Career Fairs!

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Join Us at the BOSS Career Training & Employment Center (CTEC) in Downtown Oakland every third Thursday for a Second Chance Job Fair!
Dress to Impress as Employers are accepting resumes and conducting interviews during the fair!

* Need help with your resume? No problem - we have staff and a computer lab to assist you
* Need intervieing tips? No problem - we have training classes
* Need interview appropriate clothing? No problem - we have a lending and giving program
* Need a hair cut? No problem - we have partners onsite to assist with hair cutting
* Have felony convictions or gaps in your employment history? No problem -- all employers are Second Chance employers!
* Need Job Skill Training? No problem - we have skills classes and career development!

--(all services are on a first come-first served basis, and not guaranteed to be available to all attendees or at all events.)--

Location: 1600 San Pablo Avenue

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399507586823765/

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Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Raising Our Voices for Environmental Justice

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CALLING ALL POETS!

Are you passionate about environmental justice and eager to have your voice heard? Then come to our youth poetry slam on July 25, 6:30 pm at SoleSpace in Oakland, CA. 

A collaboration between New Leaders Initiative, New Voices are Rising, Rooted in Resilience, and Youth Impact Hub, "Raising Our Voices for Environmental Justice" provides a stage for youth of color and Oakland community members to express their views and collaborate on issues of environmental justice and equality. Join us for a night of inspirational performances on important issues that our community faces today in the fight for environmental justice. 

Come present your passion to a community that cares. We want your voices to be heard!

***food will be provided and a DJ will be playing songs during the event***

SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Avenue
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456699074436604/

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Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

Beginning Thai Cooking Classes

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Learn to cook delicious Thai food from long-time teacher and cookbook author Kasma Loha-unchit. You'll learn about the most important Thai ingredients and cooking techniques while learning the secrets of balancing flavors to create authentic Thai tastes whether using a recipe or not. Most students find they no longer want to eat at Thai restaurants in the U.S. after this class – they can cook better food at home. This is a series of 4 classes – the cost is $300.

Near Piedmont Avenue & Echo Ave, Oakland
(510) 655-8900
kasma@thaifoodandtravel.com

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Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Beautiful Being

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June 17, 2018
Beautiful Things Project Presents
BEAUTIFUL BEING
Humanist Hall, 1pm
Tickets: $15-$25, Sliding Scale, NOTA

Talkback session with audience members follow the performance

Poetry, movement, and live music brought to you by Arisa White, Europa Grace, and Eki Shola & Sekayi Edwards

How can we decolonize the body with the inner beauty we’ve been seduced away from knowing? An audience-interactive choreopoem, Beautiful Being uses poetry, song, and healing movements to awaken ancestral wisdom and evoke a future where our bodies are fully liberated.

Beauty is the result of our willingness to be here, to be present. We welcome you to join us on this poetic and musical journey, where beauty inspires alternative movements, songs, and narratives that help QTPOC resist, and therefore recover from, the ways our bodies are targets in society. As an interactive performance, Beautiful Being is a way to feel beauty in the geometry and grammar of one’s body. We are creating a brave space for you to (re)member your beautiful presence in the world and we are offering new somatic patterns that are invested in your healing and our collective care. As we build a liberated future together, let beauty be the new way we relate to our bodies and to the body politic.

**Come dressed in comfortable clothes and footwear so that you can move comfortably in your body and at your own pace. 

Commissioned by the Queer Cultural Center for the NQAF; supported by the Akonadi Foundation So Love Can Win Fund; and fiscally sponsored by Nomadic Press.

Image designed by Derek Lassiter; logo design by Mikuyi Baker

Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street
More info/tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/943936045780562/

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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Beyond Imagining: A Virtual Experience of Justice and Healing

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How cool would it be to use virtual reality to deepen compassion and human understanding? On June 16th, World Trust is bridging this technology with our latest film, "Healing Justice", which addresses and challenges mainstream definitions of justice. Join us!

COME EXPERIENCE THE CAPACITY OF CUTTING EDGE VIRTUAL REALITY TOOLS FOR HEALING AND CHANGE.
THIS AFTERNOON EXPERIENCE WILL FEATURE:
- An original virtual reality experience and film clips
- An interactive program hosted by World Trust
- Community building and networking
- Opportunities to bid on unique experiences
- Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

Exciting initial research on virtual reality shows promise: these experiences can literally change the way we think and feel, while boosting activity in the brain that stimulates feelings of empathy.

Dr. Shakti Butler and World Trust are exploring how these tools can cultivate new ways of being that will transform beliefs and structures.

Your attendance at Beyond Imagining: A Virtual Experience of Justice and Healing will advance World Trust’s work to develop curriculum with virtual reality tools to enhance transformational, full-body learning that moves audiences to action.

Interested in joining other change-makers to sponsor this event? Please connect with us via sian@world-trust.org.

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland, California 94607
Tickets/Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/607752529566274/

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Breema: Opening to Yourself Is Opening to All

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With Arllie Mischeaux and Christine Hunt
Saturday, June 16
10 am – 12 pm  $15 ($10 if paid by June 14)

This class is a perfect way to begin your exploration of Breema and The Art of Being Present. We begin by practicing nurturing self-care exercises (Self-Breema) that you can easily do at home, and then exchange partner sequences (Breema Bodywork) that support aliveness and flexibility in the body, mind and feelings (and also profound relaxation).

We will work with the body's natural weight and breathing, and become familiar with Breema's uniquely balanced quality of touch, which simultaneously expresses each of the Nine Principles of Harmony. This is an opportunity to deeply nourish yourself and discover a more centered and open-hearted posture in life.

CE available for massage therapists, nurses, and LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

No prior Breema experience needed, but please be comfortable sitting and working on a well-padded floor.

To learn more, please visit our website, our Facebook page, or The Breema Channel on YouTube.

For more information, call 510-428-0937 or email center@breema.com
Register online at www.breema.com

The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

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Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Black Magic

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June 15, 2018
Black Magic
EASTSIDE, 7:30PM
Micia Mosely
Tickets: $12-$20 sliding scale, NOTA
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-magic-tickets-45186946373

Black Magic is an interactive and interdisciplinary performance that lifts black queer voices to resist anti-Blackness and homophobia and reimagines new possibilities for the twenty first century and beyond. Using humor, poetry, music and photography, the audience will help shape a path to freedom through resistance. Black Magic is a reconnecting with our ancestral knowing through performance in order to navigate this current social and political moment using an artivist (art+activist) approach to create and express our truths.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Creating Queer Community Program

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

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Join us for a film screening of The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen and a reading from Bowen's book, Out of the Blue: Aleta's Stories performed by Founder and Executive Director of Spectrum Queer Media, Kin Folkz.

About the film:

This is the story of a black girl who came of age during Jim Crow in inner city Boston – her discovery of dance, and where that led. When she was married with two children and running a dance school in the heart of the black community, she discovered feminism and soon realized her desire for a different life, leading her to a new city and a new identity.

Her stories are unique, candid and funny. Bowen’s former dance mentor, her family, former students — dance and academic, activists, educators, and colleagues, show the depth of her influence and bridge her passionate pursuits across the decades.

Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/211882976265060/

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Jun
14
2:30 PM14:30

Cooking Matters For Teens

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Sign up TODAY!
RSVP to Kathy Rodriguez
(510)535-4475
Email: KatherineR@nativehealth.org

June 14th-July 19th
Every Thursday, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm, 6 classes in all
2950 International Blvd, Oakland, CA
Practice your skills for cooking!

Each class you will get the opportunity to cook and eat a healthy meal. Free home-cooked meals, free recipe book and if you finish all 6 sessions you will receive a graduation cooking diploma! 

Learn to create Flavor Town for you, your friends and family!

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and more

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Come celebrate new books by favorite writers! Jennifer S. Cheng's "MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS" (Tarpaulin Sky, May 2018) and Vi Khi Nao's "Sheep Machine" (Black Sun Lit 2018). We might even have more writers releasing more books!

Jennifer S. Cheng writes at the intersection of essay and poetry. Her second book, a hybrid collection MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, was selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award. She is also the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and INVOCATION: AN ESSAY, an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her writing appears in Tin House, Conjunctions, AGNI, The Literary Hub, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Normal School, Guernica, Hong Kong 20/20 (a PEN Hong Kong anthology), and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas, Connecticut, and Hong Kong, she lives in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. www.jenniferscheng.com 

VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, Umbilical Hospital, and of the forthcoming story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry. 

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Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Community Breema

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Breema bodywork sessions in a group setting

Revitalize our body, calm your mind, and balance your emotions by receiving a complete 20-,inute session of Breema bodywork. Sessions are profoundly relaxing and energizing and can transform your day.

Sliding scale, $10-20. Drop-ins welcome.

Next Community Breema date: July 13.

The Breema Clinic
6201 Florio Street
Oakland, CA 94618

 

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Nancy Schimmel: Author of Occupella

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Meet local author Nancy Schimmel, who will discuss her work and read from her book, Occupella: Singing in the Lifeboats.

About the Book:

An account of the first year of Occupella, an activist song-leading group that grew out of song circles at Occupy Oakland and Occupy Berkeley formed by five professional singer-songwriters in 2011. Occupella is still busy leading songs at rallies, marches and meetings.

Nancy Schimmel is a veteran of the sixties peace movement and the women's movement. Her songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Sally Rogers, and Grupo Raiz. She is working on a biography of her mother, Malvina Reynolds, who wrote "Little Boxes" and other songs.

Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044005615737785/

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Integrative Pharmacology: Class 6 Nervous System & Mental Health

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Week 6 (June 3): Nervous system & mental health: antidepressants, antipsychotics, and neuroleptics

With Ingrid Bauer, M.D. & Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

Live in person or live stream webinar!

This training aims to enhance practitioners’ skills to assess the medications their clients take, to evaluate the potential for herb-drug interactions, and to communicate with prescribing physicians. This 6-part class series reviews major drug classes and herbal action types, as well as individual drugs, herbs & formulas as they relate to major body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. For each herb & drug class we will:
Review the basic mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, side effects, and potential for herb-drug interactions including risky and favorable.

Discuss herbal alternatives and complements, and our clinical experiences with helping patients navigate the pros and cons of pharmacologic and herbal therapies.

Provide strategies for documentation and communicating with interprofessional care teams--including prescribing physicians--about patients’ treatment plans and health goals.

The course will be case-based, and involve a combination of didactics and small group discussion. Participants are encouraged to submit difficult cases at least 1 week prior to each class, and every attempt will be made to address relevant issues.
Course Timeline: Offered as a 6-week series. Each class is 8 hours of content, 9-6 with 1 hour lunch break (48 Category 1 CEUs total-approved for California L.Ac's).

Practitioner: $195
Student: $160

For an elaborate FAQ, please see https://www.fiveflavorsherbs.com/herbal-medicine-classes/integrative-pharmacology

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Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

America is Not the Heart with Elaine Castillo

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"Beautifully written, emotionally complex, and deeply moving, Castillo's novel reminds us both that stories may be all we have to save us and also that this may never be enough" -Kirkus Review

Join us on June 2nd to welcome Elaine Castillo, author of the stunning new novel, America is Not The Heart. Discussion to follow moderated b  y writer and co-founder/editor-in-chief of Tayo Literary Magazine, Meliss R. Sipin.

Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887344811568178/

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Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

Beginning Thai Cooking Series

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Learn to cook delicious Thai food from long-time teacher and cookbook author Kasma Loha-unchit. You'll learn about the most important Thai ingredients and cooking techniques while learning the secrets of balancing flavors to create authentic Thai tastes whether using a recipe or not. Most students find they no longer want to eat at Thai restaurants in the U.S. after this class – they can cook better food at home. This is a series of 4 classes – the cost is $300.

Thai Food and Travel

Near Piedmont Avenue & Echo Ave, Oakland, California 94611

Tickets: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/classes/series.html

 

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

All Possibilities Are in This Moment

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All Possibilities Are in This Moment
With Jon Schreiber, Angela Porter, and Ariadne Thompson

$15 ($10 if paid by May 30)

Our life is this moment. The past is a memory, the future is theoretical. Each moment, we have an opportunity to truly say yes to life, and do our part in making it harmonious and fulfilling. Breema bodywork is an ideal framework to experience living fully in each moment and every movement. By working with Full Participation, Single Moment/Single Activity, and the rest of the Nine Principles of Harmony, Breema offers us a direct, experiential connection to the real meaning and value of being present.

In this workshop we will learn a complete Breema treatment in which you can find increasing depth and benefit for the rest of your life.

CE available for massage therapists, nurses, and LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

No prior Breema experience needed, but please be comfortable sitting and working on a well-padded floor.

To learn more, please visit our website, our Facebook page, or The Breema Channel on YouTube.

For more information, call 510-428-0937 or email center@breema.com.
Register online at www.breema.com.

The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

The Root Slam Writing Workshop

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The Root Slam presents:

A FREE writing workshop series located at Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe in Downtown Oakland (23rd & Telegraph)! Join us every 1st & 3rd Saturday 10:00am-11:30am. Bring breakfast and begin exercising your writing with a group of folx that share the same passion for poetry. No experience necessary! Just bring something you feel comfortable writing with (pen, pencil, notepad, laptop, etc), and we got the rest!

The Root Slam’s mission is to create an inclusive and socially just space to promote the artistic growth of the Bay Area poetry community.

We want to be a place where poetry, creativity, and innovation thrive and artists support and challenge one another to grow. We encourage participants to bring new work and develop it to the point of excellence. We are guided by values centering the voices of Black, indigenous, and people of color artists; queer, trans, gender non-conforming, femme, and women poets; working class/low-income, disabled, im/migrant and undocumented folks. 

QUESTIONS? Reach us at: therootpoetry@gmail.com

Location/information: https://www.facebook.com/events/316116045547491/

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