Update: BART will be fully functional this weekend. The Lake Merritt Station stop will be open.
On April 29th, come to the Amphitheater at Lake Merritt for a family-friendly event which will feature local community leaders including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, climate activists, musical and spoken word performances, climate scientists, information booths, and a variety of hands-on activities for all ages. Then link hands around the Lake. Spread the word and join us!
8am Rock the Bike arrives
- need volunteers to help with set up!
10:30am Interfaith Service
11:00am MC Welcome
11:35am Program and Workshop Overview
- Ohlone prayer
- Rupa and the April Fishes performance
12:45pm Big Picture
- Labor/Just Transition
- Rep. Barbara Lee
- Greg Akili
1:00pm Environmental Justice
1:20pm Music and Spoken Word
- Rafael Jesus Gonzalez
- Laurie Lewis
- Jevon Cochran
1:45pm Resist Build Rise
- 2 members of the Oakland School of the Arts group Vocal Rush
2:10pm Resist Build Rise cont.
- Interfaith Community
- Bay Resistance
- Climate + A Just Transition
- Housing Rights
3:10pm Circle the Lake
- led by Calpulli Huey Papaloti-Aztec Danzantes + the Boomshake Women’s drumming collective
5pm Clean up!
- we need volunteers!
Concurrent with Stage Program - Tents for Community Engagement at various locations around Lake TBD
Youth Led activity area
Food Justice - hands-on activities
Message Amplification - photo booth
From over the bridge - connecting Immigrants’ rights/police brutality from north of the Bay
Art Building for May Day
This will be a family-friendly event in which no civil disobedience or other disruptive activity is planned or anticipated. The event is permitted. Event organizers are in communication with the Oakland Police Department. Monitors will also be available to ensure a successful event.