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Oakland Black Pride (June 24-27)

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - All Day | Cost: FREE

Event Details

Oakland Black Pride will return in June with a format that allows for in-person engagements. In lieu of a large, centralized event in the heart of the City, that would pack our town with people, Oakland Black Pride will spread out into several smaller events over the span of four days, under the theme “Inside/OUT!” June 24 – 27. OBP will partner with Oakland Parks and Recreation and several local organizations/businesses for a Queer Expo, Skate for Pride Party, Virtual Workshops and a Queer Kickball Tournament! All in-person events will have limited capacity and adhere to all state and city safety protocols.


June 24th — 2pm PST

Zoom Fitness Class

Brown + Healthy Presents: Fun, Free, Fitness Zoom Class

Oakland Black Pride partners with Brown + Healthy to bring you a fun, free fitness class. The fitness session levels will be beginner/intermediate and the instructor will conduct a workout from one of the following: Yoga/Pilates, Zumba, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), and Mindfulness/Free flowing movement.

June 24th — 3pm PST

Zoom Panel

Inclusive Economics: Centering BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ Businesses – Airs Thursday 6/24 @ 3PM via ZOOM

Please join us for an important conversation focused around the importance of LGBTQ inclusion in businesses. What can businesses do to create an LGBTQ inclusive workspace? A breakdown of the correct pronouns – why it’s important for businesses to address their LGBTQ employees by the correct pronouns. Also the importance of having these types of discussions with all employees so that everyone feels safe and respected in their work environment. What vision do Black trans, queer and nonbinary entrepreneurs have for truly inclusive economic access across our society? What are some ways we might achieve that vision?

Moderated by Avery Hines

June 24th — 4pm PST

Zoom Panel

Reclaiming Our Food Systems: A Conversation about our Connection to the Land – Airs Thursday 6/24 @ 4PM via ZOOM

A conversation surrounding the root of our connection to the land and how important it is for the healing and well-being of our communities. How across cultures we connect through food –  as a backbone in our communities. We’ll discuss the use of plant medicines to reclaim our food systems from corporate and colonial interests and the practices they’ve imposed upon us. We will also address food deserts and food swamps that are prevalent in our communities and how to become more self-sustainable in these times.


Chef Ginger – Gay 4 U

Kanchan Dawn Hunter – Spiral Gardens

Chef Ronnishia Johnson – Vegan Hood Chefs

Adrionna Fike – Mandela Grocery Cooperative

Moderated by James Cox

June 24th — 6pm PST

Sobre Mesa
1618 Franklin St,
Oakland, CA 94612

Oakland Black Pride Present Breaking Bread: A Benefit Dinner feat. Chef Nelson German and Chef LaLa Harrison – Thursday 6/24 6PM

Two Chefs cooking together with Pride! Chef Nelson German fresh off the big screen and Chef LaLa Harrison gearing up for this Summers opening of her highly anticipated restaurant Roux40, are coming together to cook for you!

Oakland Black Pride in collaboration with Chef Nelson x Chef Lala invite you to an exclusive 7 Course Tasting Menu with optional Cocktail Pairings. Excite your taste buds with Chicken & Watermelon, Caribbean Bake, Lamb Neck “Guiso”, Banana Bread Pudding, and more…


*Menu modifications cannot be accommodated as the dishes will be presented as the Chefs have intended.

June 25th — 4pm PST

Zoom Panel

The Revolutionary Dance Floor: Cultivating Community through Music and Dance – Airs Friday 6/25 @ 4PM via ZOOM

Inside/OUT! PRIDE 2021 – The Revolutionary Dance Floor: Cultivating Community through Music and Dance. A panel of music and dance professionals who are all connected through the communities they’ve created, discuss how the dance floor is essential to revolution and how sacred the dance floor is for Black people and Queer people. We have become activists on the dance floor, lovers on the dance floor and we’ve become politicized on the dance floor. There’s no homophobia and no anti-blackness on the dance floor. Music transcends barriers and connects us. Dance speaks for us – being one language we all understand!


Nina Sol – Constellations/ELEMENTS

Dana Fitchett – Movement for Liberation/Groovement

Alyah Baker – Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies/Quare Dance

Lady Ryan – O’Fasho/Soulovely

Moderated by Olaywa Austin

June 25th — 6pm PST

Downtown Oakland

Queer Pub Crawl –  Friday 6/25 @ 6PM

Oakland Black Pride guides a group of queers through the Town showing love to a few of the bars and restaurants that support our movement! We’ll start at Kingston 11 at 6PM and from there we’ll stroll over to see our friends at PORT Bar. After hanging out there, we’ll stroll up the street to Sobre Mesa and our final stop of the night is Oeste. One of your favorite queer DJs will spinning at each stop and there’ll be Oakland Black Pride drink specials on the menu. Come crawl with us!

June 26th — 10am PST

The Loom @ Jingletown

Queer Expo: Saturday 6/26 10AM – 4PM @ The Loom in Jingletown

Oakland Black Pride has witnessed that our BIPOC, Queer owned and Queer-run businesses and organizations have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Hosting 50+ exhibitors – The Queer Expo is a safe forum, for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ vendors, merchants and nonprofits to reconnect with the community. The Loom, located at 2150 Livingston St in Jingletown, is an indoor/outdoor space with over 5,000 square feet.


June 26th — 6pm PST

7th West
1255 7th St,
Oakland, CA 94607

Skate for Pride – A Fundraiser Party Hosted by Durand Bernarr Saturday 6/25 6PM – 12AM @ 7th West

Durand is a contributing vocalist on the 2021 Grammy Award winning album, Bubba. With a sound that has been coined as “Gangster Musical Theatre” by Qveen Herby, Durand Bernarr is one-part Little Richard, one-part Rick James, plus a heavy dash of powerhouse vocals & witty lyrical storytelling. The result is uniquely Durand – your favorite singer’s favorite singer! Nina Sol will lead the musical charge for the night!!

Please note: this event is free to attend but will reach capacity! Priority entrance will be offered to those who register with a donation of $10 or greater!

June 27th — 11am PST

Raimondi Field
1800 Wood St,
Oakland, CA 94607

Queer Kickball Tournament – Sunday 6/27 11AM – 3PM @ Raimondi Field in The Bottoms

There will be four teams consisting of at least 9, no more than 11 players. Each team will have the opportunity to play two games each. Who can play? BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ 18+. Sign up as a whole team or as an individual. $100 participation fee per team or $10 for individuals. Fees cover equipment and field rental. We ain’t playing for prizes and trophies, just bragging rights and some good old fashioned fun. COME KICK IT WITH US!


June 27th — 9pm PST

The Bridge Yard
210 Burma Rd,
Oakland, CA 94607

Inside/OUT! Pride 2021 – Slayers Ball Sunday 6/27 9PM – 2AM

Inside/OUT! Pride 2021 culminates in a Slayers Ball on Sunday June 27th 9p at The Bridge Yard.

LIVE performance by ASTU

FEATURED Music Professionals

  • Nina Sol

  • Lady Ryan

  • Emancipation

HOSTED by Aima

We’re closing out Pride properly, the party goes until 2am!

The Bridge Yard is an iconic light-filled indoor space, and an outdoor courtyard with a stage, seating and elevated viewing deck.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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