Transformative Visions, Lifting up a vision of peace, justice & possibility

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April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONS is a dynamic community arts event with a message of peace, justice, and possibility. Through visual art, spoken word, and live music, our goal is to both challenge and inspire, offering a multi-vocal creative response to critical issues of the present day. We engage the arts as activism and a channel for healing and community connection. In a climate of escalating violence, racism, and economic injustice, and in this time of growing social movements – including the Movement for Black Lives, Immigration Rights, and Indigenous-led struggles for sovereignty and environmental sanctity – Transformative Visions will bring people together, affirming that within each of us is the power to transform ourselves and our world.


LIVE JAZZ with musical all stars The Destiny Muhammad Project
DRUM CALL and libation by Sistahs of the Drum.
SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS performing original works with a message of positive social change: Cat Brooks, Mahsea Evans, Aimee Suzara, Gino Pastori Ng, Marlee-I Mystic, Talia Taylor, and Tyjohn Sykes.
VISUAL ART EXHIBIT on display from March 6th thru April 27 at Oakstop. Bay Area artists, working in a wide range of styles and media, are participating. They include: Abba Yahudah Sellassie, Buggsy Malone, Ernesto Olmos, Malik Seneferu, Micah Bazant, Nicole Dixon, Pablo Soto Campoamor, Salma Arastu, Tomahawk Grey Eyes, Virginia Jourdan.

This is a FREE event, but your DONATIONS help make it possible!

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Thank you to our presentation partners: Oakstop, Harpist from the Hood, G-Mixing, Pochino Press, and to Akonadi Foundation for funding support!

Event Schedule (approximate):
2PM – Artist Reception (with refreshments); artist tabling
2:30PM – Drum Call & Libation by Sistahs of the Drum
2:45PM – Spoken Word performances
3:50PM-4:50PM – Jazz concert – Destiny Muhammad Project
4:50PM-5:30PM – more time to visit artist tables


April 8
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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1721 Broadway #201
Oakland, 94612 United States
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