Oakland Youth Art Explosion, OYAE!

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August 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Date: August 6, 2017
Location: Merchant’s Garage, 14th Street and Franklin

The Oakland Youth Art Explosion, OYAE!, will highlight and welcome Oakland youth of color back to the downtown area and send a message to the City of Oakland that youth of color are part of Oakland’s future and deserve to be thought of and included in developing plans for Oakland’s growth. Gentrification, the housing crisis, immigrant targeting, the failure of city officials to create job opportunities is causing youth of color not to see themselves as citizens deserving of opportunities and safe passage. During OYAE! artistic expressions such as mural paintings, music, dance performances, youth created videos, all art will be used to help youth claim space and make themselves visible and send the message: “We are still here, this is who we are, this is our home too.”



August 6, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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