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!

Stage Program

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

12:15pm Music

12:45pm Big Picture

1:00pm Environmental Justice

1:20pm Music and Spoken Word

1:45pm Resist Build Rise

2:05pm Music

  • 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

2:30pm Music

3:10pm Circle the Lake

5pm Clean up!

  • we need volunteers!


Concurrent with Stage Program - Tents for Community Engagement at various locations around Lake TBD

Housing-Climate connection

Children’s area

Youth Led activity area

Food Justice - hands-on activities

Interfaith tables

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.