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Welcome to the EastSide Arts Alliance & Cultural Center!

We are an organization of Third World artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for our communities and advocates for progressive, systemic social change.

VIRTUAL & RECORDED EVENTS CALENDAR

EastSide Arts Alliance y NAKA Dance Theater presenta...

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Acto De Memoria
1ra Brigada Internacional de búsqueda
call to action / La convocatoria

TUESDAY / MARTES, OCTOBER 26th

6 pm Pacific Time -- 8 pm tiempo de CDMX

Online event

 

Acto de Memoria pone en presente la inmensa escalada de personas desaparecidas en México y la fuerza de las luchas de miles de familias por encontrar a sus seres queridos. Una Serie de charlas virtuales y acciones públicas con colectivos de familias buscando a sus familiares que desaparecen en el espacio del tránsito migratorio en la frontera de México/Estados Unidos.

El enfoque de esta serie es una colaboración con la primera brigada Internacional de Busqueda, compuesta por colectivos de Baja California: Armadillos: Ni un Immgrante Menos, Buscadoras de la Paz, Madres Unidas y Fuertes, Siguiendo tus pasos,
Armadillos México, Una nación buscando T, y Familias Recuperando Tesoros. estos colectivos se unen con gran fuerza con las familias de migrantes que desaparecen en el espacio de un tránsito migratorio hasta encontrarles, Porque #NoSomosNadiePeroSomosTodos #AbriendoFronteras

 

Acto de Memoria pone en presente la inmensa escalada de personas desaparecidas en México y la fuerza de las luchas de miles de familias por encontrar a sus seres queridos. Una Serie de charlas virtuales y acciones públicas con colectivos de familias buscando a sus familiares que desaparecen en el espacio del tránsito migratorio en la frontera de México/Estados Unidos.

PRIMERA BRIGADA INTERNACIONAL DE BÚSQUEDA
Por este medio pedimos atención para extenderles una invitación a la reunión vía ZOOM que se llevará a cabo este martes 26 de Octubre a las 18 hrs. Pacific Time (20hrs. CDMX). El motivo es compartirles e invitarles a la 1ra. Brigada Internacional de Búsqueda que por esta ocasión se llevará a cabo en ambos lados de la frontera de Baja California y Sonora del 18 de Febrero al 4 de Marzo del 2022.

Los distintos colectivos hemos realizado ya tres Brigadas Estatales en Baja California (y está por iniciar otra en Sonora en noviembre próximo) en donde encontramos, con ayuda de instituciones aliadas y personas solidarias, a personas de diferentes partes del mundo, pues sabemos que estos estados son lugares de alto tránsito migratorio. Es por eso que, desde la colectividad hemos involucrando a más participantes y decidimos impulsar una brigada más grande cuyo enfoque principal es buscar a las personas migrantes que pasan por este territorio.

Realizaremos búsqueda en vida y búsqueda en campo, y deseamos que con tu apoyo y el esfuerzo articulado de los colectivos y voluntarios ayudemos a más familiares a reencontrarse y a cerrar el proceso de búsqueda de su familiar.

Pedimos de su ayuda pues sabemos que la única forma en que podemos avanzar y propiciar estos encuentros es caminando todos juntos, cada uno desde lo que sabemos y podemos compartir.

Sin más por el momento, y esperando nos encontremos en este camino con todas las esperanzas y fuerzas puestas dejamos la invitación y agradeceremos si nos envías un correo electrónico en la dirección aquí adjunta para confirmar tu presencia y enviarte por ese medio el link de la reunión. También dejamos unos links donde podrás seguirla en vivo y compartirla a quien consideres.

Saludos solidarios.
BrigadaInternacionalMX@gmail.com
www.brigadainternacionalmx.com
https://www.facebook.com/brigadainternacionaldebu.../videos/

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LAIR (LiveArts In Resistance) Virtual 2021
EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater Present:

Memory Act / Acto de Memoria
1st International Search Brigade
Call to action / The call

Tuesday / Tuesday, October 26th
6 pm Pacific Time - 8 pm CDMX time

Follow us here
https://www.facebook.com/brigadainternacionaldebu.../videos/

Act of Memory / Acto de Memoria, brings to mind the immense escalation of missing people in Mexico and the strength of the struggles of thousands of families to find their loved ones. A series of virtual talks and public actions with family collectives looking for their relatives who disappeared in the migratory transit of the border of Mexico / United States.

The focus of this serie is a collaboration with the first International Search Brigade, made up of collectives from Baja California: Armadillos: Armadillos: Ni un Immgrante Menos, Buscadoras de la Paz, Madres Unidas y Fuertes, Siguiendo tus pasos,
Armadillos México, Una nación buscando T, y Familias Recuperando Tesoros,
These collectives join forces with the families of migrants who disappear in the space of a migratory transit. Until we find them, because (we are none but we are everybody, opening borders) #NoSomosNadiePeroSomosTodos #AbriendoFronteras

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SEARCH BRIGADE
We hereby ask your attention to extend an invitation to the meeting via ZOOM that will take place this Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (20hrs. CDMX). The reason is to personally invite you to the 1st. International Search Brigade that this time will be carried out on both sides: of the Baja California and Sonora border from February 18 to March 4, 2022.

These collectives have already carried out three State Brigades in Baja California (and another one is about to start in Sonora next November) where we find, with the help of allied institutions and supportive people, people from different parts of the world a deep solidarity, as well as we know that these states take place high migratory traffic. That is the reason, we have involved more participants and decided to promote a larger brigade whose main focus is to search for migrants who pass through this territory.

We will carry out a search in life and a search in the field, and we hope that with your support and the articulated effort of the collectives and volunteers we will help more family members to find each other again and to close the search process for their relatives.

We ask for your help because we know that the only way we can advance and promote this brigade is by walking together. Without further ado for the moment, we leave open the invitation and It will be grateful if you send us an email at the address attached below to confirm your presence and send you the zoom meeting link. Also attached some links where you can follow us on social media and please help us to share with whoever you consider.

In Solidarity.

BrigadaInternacionalMX@gmail.com
www.brigadainternacionalmx.com
https://www.facebook.com/brigadainternacionaldebu.../videos/

EastSide Arts Alliance present...

Author Reading of Robert Liu-Trujilo's book

Alejandria Fights Back / ¡La Lucha De Alejandría!.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

2PM PST  

EastSide garage lot on the corner of East 12th and 23rd Avenue.

Join Bandung Books on October 9th for a reading with Oakland-based author and illustrator Robert Liu-Trujilo. Robert will be reading from his new bilingual children's book Alejandria Fights Back / ¡La Lucha De Alejandría!. Liu-Trujiilo's newest book is aimed at elementary school students and tells the story about Alejandria, the nine-year-old Afro-Latinx protagonist, who is threatened by an eviction, and her fight for her family and neighbors. The story shows us that when we organize with our community, we are more likely to win! The reading is free and books will be available to purchase at the event. All are welcomed and mask wearing is required. The reading will take place at the EastSide garage lot on the corner of East 12th and 23rd Avenue. Come one, come all! Bring your littles. More info on Liu-Trujilo can be found at his website at https://work.robdontstop.com/

EastSide Arts Alliance, Dnaga GirlProject Presents.

NATURE CONNECT!

SEPT. 22, 29 and OCT. 6, 13, 20, 27

2:30-5 PM PST

Drop In Activities

FREE

Fall Sessions Coming Soon!

Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

GIRL Project is free and will be held from 2:30-5 pm for drop in activities. Activities will include painting, tying sage bundles, identifying native California plants, and more. Snacks provided. Goody bag on completion of session.

Ages 11-14 (open to GIRL Project alumna).

Special artistic creation led by Xochitl Guerrero.

Visit girlproject.org for more info and to register

Register here or visit girlproject.org for more info.

EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA Dance Theater and Búsqueda De Familiares "Regresando A Casa" A.C. Morelos, México present:

Acto de Memoria (Act of Memory) 

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2021

outdoor public exhibits:  23rd Avenue at E. 12th Street, Oakland

and the windows of EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland

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Acto de Memoria  / Act of Memory

All events are free of charge!! Spanish <->English translation provided. 

Public art exhibit from Families of Regresando a Casa on the fences of EastSide Arts Alliance’s Garage Lot and on the windows of the EastSide Cultural Center. This exhibit is a collection of panels with embroidered text and images of family members who have been forcibly disappeared. 

Acto de Memoria was a series of virtual talks during July 2021 accompanied by an art installation that shines a light on the phenomena of forced disappearance in Mexico and how it intertwines with gun smuggling, sex trafficking and the drug market in the US. The focus of this series is a partnership with Regresando a Casa, a grassroots organization of women from Morelos, Mexico, whose family members have been forcibly disappeared. After realizing that Mexican government was doing very little to solve this problem, Regresando a Casa created a national network of mainly women to take the lead in the search for their loved ones.

¡Todos los eventos son gratuitos! Se proporciona interpretación Español <—> Inglés.

EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater present...

Power + Imagination + Latinidad + Indigeneidad

Rapera, zapoteca, feminista, migrante

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

7PM PST  

Online event

 

Muxe, poeta, artista performero, antropologo 

Mare Advertencia 

Lukas Avedaño

Experimental charlas una mezcla de conversatorios virtuales, sobre historia, arte, feminismo, comunidad y autodeterminación – Conversations about history, art, feminism, community and self-determination. 

Artists and thinkers present excerpts from their literary and artistic work to discuss how their practice is woven into the power of the community.

Learn more

Join us here

https://www.facebook.com/EastSideArtsAlliance/videos/…

Sponsored by Class Conscious Photographers, A Working Lens Exhibition, and Eastside Arts Alliance:

HOUSING!

An outdoor photo exhibit by Bay Area photographers

July through September
Fence at 1229 23rd Avenue (off International Blvd.), Oakland 

 

Featuring the works of: Andrés Alvarez, Brooke Anderson, David Bacon, Edward Ramirez, Eric Nomburg, Glenda Drew and Jesse Drew, John Novak, Luis Enrique Morales, Najib Joe Hakim, Ronald Orlando, Sharat Lin, Sloboda Dimitrov, Susana Barron, Tracy Perkins, and Yesica Prado.

 

EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater present...

Power + Imagination + Latinidad + Indigeneidad

Artists vs nat’l / Int’l State Terrorism

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

11AM PST  

Online event

 

Oakland <=> Rio de Janeiro

KEV Akhidenor
Hugo Oliveira
Raull Santiago
Cosme Vinicius Felippsen

Experimental charlas una mezcla de conversatorios virtuales, sobre historia, arte, feminismo, comunidad y autodeterminación – Conversations about history, art, feminism, community and self-determination. 

Artists and thinkers present excerpts from their literary and artistic work to discuss how their practice is woven into the power of the community.

 

Learn more

Join us here

https://www.facebook.com/EastSideArtsAlliance/videos/

EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater present...

Power + Imagination + Latinidad + Indigeneidad

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

7PM PST  

Online event

Experimental charlas una mezcla de conversatorios virtuales, sobre historia, arte, feminismo, comunidad  y autodeterminación – Conversations about history, art, feminism, community and self-determination. Artists and community cultural thinkers present excerpts from their literary and artistic work to discuss how their practice is woven into the power of the community.

Chhoti MAA – Rapera, Trabajadora Cultural, Maestra y Artista

Sergio Arroyo – RAZA Studies Maestro, Cultural Worker, Danzante

Vanessa Sánchez – Chicana Movement Artist y Directora de la Mezcla

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The HAVEN ProjectEast Side Arts Alliance and RyanNicole presents..

HAVEN Video Premiere: Bay Area Artists for Housing Justice

On Sunday, November 1st HAVEN premiered a special video project by Bay Area Artists for Housing Justice. 

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Featuring: RyanNicole, Jenn Johns, Kev Choice, Daveed Diggs, Goapele, Fantastic Negrito, Ruby Ibarra, Destani Wolf, Karega Bailey, Chris Riggins, Rocky Rivera, Gina Madrid, Zumbi, Alan Dones, Don Reed, and more!

HAVEN is a cultural media production and distribution initiative for housing justice aimed at local Bay Area voters.  It is a project of EastSide Arts Alliance conceived by artist-activist Ryan Austin (RyanNicole).

HAVEN engages local artists, media makers, experts, and leaders in the field to share their perspectives, experiences and testimonies on housing justice.  Through the creation and distribution of social justice media, HAVEN invites members of a community to radically imagine more just neighborhoods and cities.

 

We know that traditional campaign messaging can shift voter behavior for short-term electoral wins.  HAVEN hopes to use cultural media from popular and trusted artists to shift voter values and sentiments towards long-term and comprehensive, equity and justice actions and voting. Our supposition is that if popular media propagates songs, shows, fashion, and art that asserts a “brothers/sisters keeper” message, it will lead to a cultural shift towards collective caretaking, encompassing fair and equitable housing, education, medical care, etc.

For more info visit http://havenprojectoakland.com/

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A SHORT STATEMENT FROM EASTSIDE ARTS ALLIANCE ADDRESSING SECURITY & SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

We are a Third World Cultural Center in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District in the East Oakland community– meaning we serve the diverse Black, Brown & Asian neighborhoods that populate our city.

One of our priorities involves SECURITY and SAFETY for People of Color in our underserved, poor & struggling communities which we know they are all under pressure to survive.

Sometimes survival means committing fratricide in our desperate communities (like the spike of violence especially in east Oakland); Sometimes it overflows into other ethnic neighborhoods, like the recent muggings in Chinatown. We need a bold and smart solution to address this repeating history that cannot be solved by increasing the number of the repressive police forces. Oakland has been “investigated” for nearly 20 years from the Feds for corrupt rampant police brutality and “rogue” cops. But we understand the source and role of policing since the history of slavery!

Defunding the Police is first step to protect our communities with intelligent policies that understand the source of our oppression – We need active intervention with community voices, progressive cultural consciousness, mental health dialogue, and better social services that address our concerns and needs ... for a start ...

We need more cooperation between our communities to build solidarity because that is the only way we can truly solve this crisis and ultimately empower our community. As third world people we continue to fight and struggle collectively to end oppression and violence against all of us in our communities and the world.

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