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BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
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PANEL DISCUSSIONS | Mondays

Every Monday this month, we'll post a video discussion between local thought leaders, ministers and activists on contemporary topics important to Black people and the whole community. Subscribe to our Youtube channel here so you won't miss them.

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FISH FRY AT DIMOND PARK | Feb. 27

Celebrate Black History Month with an outdoor picnic fish fry at Dimond Park in Oakland after worship at 11:30am on Sunday, Feb. 27. Families & all are welcome! Free RSVP

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SPOKEN WORD | Sundays

San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, award-winning author of poetry and prose, is an educator and organizer whose work centers on issues of mass incarceration, extrajudicial killings of Black people, and human rights.* He'll offer wisdom through the spoken word at the start of Worship each Sunday this month. *Poetry Foundation

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YOUTH POETRY NIGHT | FEB. 25

5:00 p.m. Online | Young people grade 4 and older are invited to share original poems or works from their favorite poets. Special guest and local spoken word artist Nicia De'Lovely will offer her original works, share her story of becoming a poet at an early age and offer encouragement to those wanting to explore the spoken word. Join on Zoom Here

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STORYTELLING | Feb. 26

Saturday at Oakland Children's Fairyland | Celebrate Black History Month by joining a performance with Storyteller Kirk Waller at the Emerald City Stage with showtimes at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. More Info Here

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POETRY RECITAL  | Feb. 19

Saturday at 6:00 p.m. | Black Butterflies Window Recital & Ancestral Tribute. An event by poet Nicia De'Lovely at The Lovely Nest, 2301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94611. More information here

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STORYTIME | Tuesdays

Each Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. this month, children are welcome to join Minister Debbie Nederhood for stories that highlight and lift up the experience of Black people in America, including The Journey of Henry Box Brown and Garrett's Gift. Join by Zoom here 

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MUSIC + MOVEMENT | Feb. 11

Black music and movement inspires praise, love, liberation, justice and WELLNESS. This special edition of Shimmy Pop by Blair Norman is dedicated to Black music and dance to promote health. *Find the free 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 Class here to reserve a limited in-person slot at Hipline's Lakeshore studio or to join the Livestream from home. Got questions? Contact Blair 

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CALIFORNIA HISTORY | Ongoing

Black Power, the ongoing exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California showcases the tensions between a culturally and socially progressive California and examples of economic racism and oppression in the state

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