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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.

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EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater Present:

Graffika Urbana - an exhibition of large-scale woodcut and lino prints by Noel Rodriguez   

current through February 11

Inside:  Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays noon-5pm at 2285 Gallery and Bandung Book 

 2285 and 2289 International Blvd, Oakland


Outside: 2277 International Blvd on the windows of EastSide Cultural Center

and 2310 East 12th Street' at EastSide’s Garage Lot


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Eastside Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater present…

Urbanismo e Imagen / Gente y Ciudad

Urbanism and Image / People and City

a panel discussion with local artists

in conjunction with Noel Rodriguez' Graffika Urbana exhibition 

Friday Feb 3 


In person event. Masks required. Free event, donations welcomed!

2285 Gallery • 2285 International Blvd. Oakland



EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater, Casa Tecmilco, Present:

Territory and Resistance / The challenge of Social Struggles: a series of semi-Virtual**Talks  

Saturday, February 4, 2023

11-12:30pm PST

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Or join us in person:

Oakland: 2285 Gallery • 2285 International Blvd. Oakland (free refreshments)

Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico: Casa Tecmilco. Carretera a Amatlán 2.5 km. Tepoztlán

Gatherings to discuss and analyze the challenges that local resistance movements face in Mexico and beyond.  


Please join us once a month over the next four months, as we hold a gathering space for voices from resistance movements from people of Mexico, Guatemala and the US. These dialogues bridge the distance between these people in order to think from a grassroots perspective about the dynamics of big capital, injustice, and resistance. We engage in cross-border resistance; resistance for our water, resistance for our lives. Our wager is that all resistances are deeply connected. By weaving together our resistance movements, we can build community power.

The talks will be in Spanish with consecutive English interpretation.


 To kick-off  this conversation series, we invite different community leaders from the Mexico-US migrant struggle and the situation in border towns:

- Iván Martinez, Casa Tecmilco, Mexicali, Moderator

- Kenia Alcocer, Unión de Vecinxs and LA Tenants Union, Los Angeles, CA

- Irene Barrientos, Comité de Unidad Campesina, Guatemala 

- Willibaldo Delgadillo, Mujeres y Resistencia, Ciudad Juárez 


**What’s a “semi-virtual” gathering? We encourage you to gather in-person in small groups to watch the broadcast together. 



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Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Malonga Arts Residents Association present…

Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity

Saturday Feb 4 


Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St Suite 290, Oakland


Hybrid in-person and virtual event. Masks required.


Join in on February 4th for celebration intended to strengthen, heal and empower our AAPI, and black and African American communities. 

OACC is collaborating with the Malonga Arts Residents Association to create an intentional space for Black History and Future in Oakland Chinatown while continuing to honor Asian American cultural traditions.

This event will spotlight art and performers that celebrate a culture of solidarity in Oakland, honoring the intersection of our communities. Including Lily Flowers Chinese Folk Dance Group, Destiny Muhammad AKA Harpist From the Hood, Emeryville Taiko, and more. 


There will also be a marketplace and community resources as well featuring Bandung Books, Anastasia Yip, Artogether, Club Chazu, to name a few.

This is a hybrid in-person/live-stream event. 

Register to receive updates and the live stream link by email

To support OACC register through the donations tier or go to


ALL individuals are required to wear masks AT ALL TIMES while inside OACC’s facility regardless of vaccination status.

*If you are experiencing symptoms typical of COVID-19 (list of possible symptoms:, please do not enter our facility and promptly seek medical assistance.

Not vaccinated? We strongly encourage individuals who are NOT vaccinated against COVID-19 to refrain from attending OACC programs in-person and instead utilize our remote-friendly (virtual) options. The majority of our programs will be remotely accessible on OACC’s YouTube channel so you won’t be missing out! For more information about vaccinations, please visit:


We thank you for your cooperation and understanding!




Paradise and the International Black Writers and Artists, co-sponsored by Eastside Arts Alliance present...

Blk Author Boulevard 2 BayArea Black Book Fair: Celebrating Black History Month and  Honoring Marvin X and Phavia Kujichagulia

Saturday Feb 18 


Eastside Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Sliding scale donations

Masks required.

Join us in celebrating Paradise the Poet's birthday with a book fair, live music poetry, and theater. At this Black History Month Celebration Honoring Marvin X and Phavia Kujichagulia there will be lifetime achievement awards and community, and you are invited to be part of the festivities.

Masks required

sliding scale donations excepted via:





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Bandung Books and East Side Arts Alliance Present...

Story Time and Children's Reading Circle at Bandung Books

Launches March 2023!

1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month


Bandung Books, 2289 International Blvd 




In-person. Masks encouraged.

Bring the youth and join in on storytime as we celebrate stories by and about our beloved BIPOC community. There will be snacks, activities, and playtime.

Storytime begins at 11:00 am

Register now and come dive into stories with us 

Click here to volunteer to read aloud to the kiddos.



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EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater Present

Itaglio print demonstration by printmaker, Jhovanny de Ala in conjunction with Noel Rodriguez' Graffika Urbana exhibition 

Saturday Jan 28 


In person event. masks required. Free event, donations welcomed!

Limit of 10 participants, must RSVP to

2285 Gallery • 2285 International Blvd. Oakland



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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