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West Oakland Matters: Art & Advocacy in Action

July 27 @ 3:00 PM PDT

West Oakland Matters: Art & Advocacy in Action

Celebrating Community and Self-Determination West Oakland Matters (WOM) is a captivating art and advocacy event calling attention to the neighborhood’s rich but endangered cultural heritage. WOM spotlights how residents,familiar with resistance and resilience, are committed to playing a role in the area’s revitalization. “West Oakland Matters” is artist-driven and community-centered. Exhibits feature paintings, photography, film, fashion, and performance pieces. Longtime residents and elders will bring archival materials. A documentary preview spotlights people from the Wood Street encampment. Panels will combine live discussions and video, exploring how art and culture contribute to economic revitalization. “West Oakland Matters” is made possible through collaboration with local businesses, organizations, and community members who recognize the importance of investing in arts and culture. “We are thrilled to bring together the talents of West Oakland’s artists and creators with others in the East Bay, in this one-of-a-kind exhibition,” said Malcolm Ryder of Oaktown Pictures, co-creator of the event. Our event is free and open to the public.

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