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ACLU’s 100th Anniv. & Civil Rights Festival w/ W. Kamau Bell | Oakland

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Jack London Square | Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA


ACLU’s 100th Anniversary Tour & Civil Rights Festival | Oakland

As the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) gets ready to turn 100, join them on the road including a two-day stop at Jack London Square in Oakland.

Engage with the biggest fights for freedom now. Walk through groundbreaking interactive exhibits. Meet leading activists in civil rights. Amplify your voice and connect with others who share a desire to create a more just society.

Learn about immigrants rights, mass incarceration, voting rights and more.

ACLU 100th Anniversary National Tour
March 30-31, 2019
– Saturday – 10 am to 7 pm
– Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
FREE and open the public

An RSVP is not required, but you may register for the event to get updates and volunteering information.

2019 Schedule

Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • 10 am–7 pm: Doors Open. Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more
  • 10 am–4 pm: Qulture Collective Vendor Village – Featuring goods and art from local, POC and queer makers
  • 11 am–11:45 am: W. Kamau Bell – Sociopolitical comedian and host of docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm: Samba Funk – A group of dancers, musicians, and artists bringing to life the essence of Carnaval in their work
  • 1 pm–2 pm: Act to Save Lives: Panel Discussion on Critical Police Reform – Featuring Stevante Clark, Uncle Bobby from Love Not Blood, and James Burch  from APTP Moderated by Miguel Cruz
  • 2:15 pm–2:30 pm: Dancing Earth Creations – A collaborative group of intertribal indigenous dance artists
  • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm: Audiopharmacy – Spawned from its roots in hip hop, Audiopharmacy intricately fuses live instrumentation and global musical styles
  • 3:30 pm–4:30 pm: Jonah Melvon featuring Adesha – A sibling duo playing music from Jonah’s new project, Rain Water, and Adesha’s inspiring soul music collection
  • 4:30 pm–5:30 pm: Man Haters Comedy Club – An all-women comedy group based in Oakland, California
  • 6 pm–7 pm: Hip Hop for Change – A non-profit dedicated to using Hip Hop as a means of positive cultural change

Sunday, March 31, 2019

  • 10 am–6 pm: Doors Open. Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more
  • 10:00 am–4:00 pm: Wheatpasting with Oree Originol – Learn about wheatpasting, a popular form of street art, and the Justice for Our Lives project naming the victims of police violence
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm: The Void – Funky jazz soul from Oakland youth
  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: West Grand Brass Band – Dixieland brass band tradition combined with modern musical genres and sounds
  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm: Art as Activism – Panel featuring Gregory Sale, Inno Negara, Rob Liu Trujillo, and Sabiha Basrai. Moderated by Gigi Harney
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Book Signing, Book sales and signing featuring Inno Nagara, best-selling author of A is for Activist
  • 4 pm–5 pm: Mission Delirium – An invitation to revel in the sound of earth shaking drums and face-melting brass

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Political Activism
Address: Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

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