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“Say Their Names” Protest: Black Women Wail for 24 Hours (Oakland)

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
deFremery Park | 1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA


“Say Their Names” Protest: Black Women Wail for 24 Hours (Oakland)

Join the Black Women Wail Collective to mourn, engage in healing and more. All are welcome to attend, but only Black women will be welcome inside of the circle or to speak.
read poetry, perform, scream, plan, plot, plant activate, conjure and ignite peace, wellness and healing.
West Oakland
Saturday June 5th – 10a – 8p pst
at #DeFremeryPark (aka Little Bobby Hutton Park)
East Oakland
Sunday – June 6th 10a – 3p pst
at Liberation Park at Black Cultural Zone
24 HR Virtual Livestream – 6/5 to 6/6 – Facebook on our page or Black Women Wail Collective – To submit to livestream, leave up to a 3 minute voicemail at (510) 239-7056

There have been 51 homicides in the city of Oakland in 2021. In 2020, we saw an almost 40% spike since 2012.
COVID-19 exacerbated the pre-existing conditions of poverty and desperation which are the direct result of anti-Blackness and race-based capitalism.

The only “solution” our city has offered is the further criminalization of our children, surveillance, violent policing and incarceration.
We need a healing. The kind of healing only Black women can provide. The kind of love only the first givers of life can offer.

An unprecedented amount of these deaths have been Black women and girls.

Join the Black Women Wail Collective as we come together for the second time to mourn our loss, engage in our healing and plan our resistance.

We conjure and manifest an end to Black death and on June 5th, we specifically demand an end to violence agains Black women and girls in the city of Oakland.

Join Black women activists, organizers, advocates and culture workers as we activate healing spaces in East & West Oakland. We begin at Sunrise in Defermery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park) For 24 hours we will wail, read poetry, perform, scream, plan, plot, plant activate, conjure and ignite peace, wellness and healing

All are welcome to attend but ONLY Black women will be welcome inside of the circle or to speak.

If you would like to talk or submit a recorded piece to be played over the 24 hour ritual, send a 3 minute recording to (510) 239-7056‬.

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Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Protests / Causes
Address: 1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA