Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Culture Currents

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Roots Theater Festival centers BIPOC artists bringing joy and celebration in dance, song, music, poetry and theater for two days running, Oct. 16-17.

Sam: Samuel-Ace Ieremia Johnson – Forever in our hearts

Samuel-Ace Ieremia Johnson’s journey home is carried in celebration of the love he had for life.

Wanda’s Picks for October 2021

With eye and heart on fine tuning the soul and its reality, Wanda Sabir explores the layers of humanity’s offerings.

Black joy, healing and art in the park: SF’s Presidio opens up the ‘My...

The parks offered options for relief during the onslaught of the pandemic, and now the creations culminating from these adventures into the unknown.

GirlFly Poetry

Young GirlFly women diving into and expressing deep connections from Quesada Gardens.

Much respect and love to the Black Panther Party

Celebrating the Black Panther Party for Defense birthed in Oakland 55 years ago, Baba Jahahara also shares appreciation of the many past and present jewels of our communities.

Leroy Moore: Dear Black community

Leroy Moore uses the power of poetry to inspire Black community engagement in the struggle for healing and empowerment for Black ableism by building Black organizations, leadership and unity.

Do women face more challenges than men in recovery?

Traci Watson of Sister’s Circle Women’s Support Network, Inc. submits the possibility of undercounted women needing treatment for addiction issues in the face of hurdles that women in particular must navigate.

Open Studios at the Hunters Point Shipyard in October

Open Studios from the largest artist community in the country promises great art from this diverse BIPOC community, and while not up close, for sure personal engagement with the artists.

Oakland Pride is back in person, Folsom Street Fair presents Megahood and more

Celebrating sexual liberation for all with Pride festivals, fairs and clubs all over the Bay!

On Sunday, Rosie the Riveter Trust will celebrate ‘We Can Do It!’ spirit and...

Rosie the Riveter Trust celebrates in respect and honor the 100th birthday and contributions to community and planet of icon and can do woman, Betty Reid Soskin.

Wanda’s Picks for September 2021: An interview with Kumasi, Black August historian

Wanda’s interview with Kumasi unfolds the rich history of what is Black August.

Writing While Black: Fall 2021

Writing While Black in Fall 2021 brings advantages with both more in-person and still-plentiful online conventions, and spiced with a scandal that’s inspiring changes and ended well too. 

Tragedies and triumphs

Stay enlightened with Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at sharing new transitions, remembrances, congratulations, celebrations, victories and heads-up new and ongoing actions.

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

With intention on Land, Belonging and Racial Justice in the worlds of young women and non-binary people, GIRLFLY in the Gardens plants the seeds for dance and poetry’s blooming revelations.

How to live free … guaranteed!

The telling of a lived experience of addiction like Martin X shares in this writing beckons that person searching for the open door of healing support in places like Positive Directions Equals Change right here in our Bay View Hunters Point community.

Exploring racial justice in philanthropy: What the philanthropy sector must do to better support...

From the lived experience of being marginalized, micro-aggressed and devalued to the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast that celebrates, inspires and equips Black Fundraisers to excel and positively impact Black communities.

Music executive Atron Gregory talks about signing and working with the late Shock G...

Shock G Day will include a community feed with the East Oakland Collective, a motorcade from East Oakland to West Oakland, a free Digital Underground concert and tribute at Oakland’s City Hall, then an after-party at the New Parish.

Oakland comedian Mario Hodge has a starring role in the upcoming film, ‘Vampire in...

Dose up on self-care laughter provided by Mario Hodge starring in 'Vampire in Oakland' at Tommy T’s Comedy Club, Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Muralist Tim B talks about performative activism and creating aerosol murals to combat it,...

My goal as a muralist is to remind those of the diaspora of the strength, beauty and the life we hold and give to this world.
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