Our cooperatively managed art & ecology community center, PLACE for Sustainable Living is collaborating with many neighborhood and local organizations on this annual event celebrating the reclamation of public spaces. East Bay Cohousing's Cohousing Coaches Raines and Betsy are leading community activities. Come join us this Saturday in creating commons.
Creating Commons Festival
A Neighborhood Placemaking Block Party!
Saturday September 16th 12pm-7pm
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This 5th annual Neighborhood Placemaking Block Party is a re-imagination of the public commons. It features local music performances from a bicycle powered sound system and a solar powered sound system, workshops in urban sustainability, community potluck, live art making, science and solar workshops, neighborhood garden projects, family friendly activities, eco-themed carnival games, community organizations, and a Justice Zone with resources, Legal Clinic, Immigration Know Your Rights Training, and representation of up to 8 social justice organizations.
This street festival features: Educational skillshares, swaps, placemaking projects, garden installations, family friendly activities, reskilling workshops, local merchants, live art & music, community organizations, bicycle culture, and an emphasis on our new Justice Zone, an ever evolving collaboration with local leaders on trainings, resources, with a special care on the retention of long-term residents here in Oakland.
• OUR COLLABORATORS •
St. Columba Church and OCO Local Organizing Committee, Grid Alternatives, Rock the Bike, Soul Graffiti, The Butterfly Movement, NorCal Resilience Network, Firehouse Art Collective, Rock Paper Scissors, Bay Bucks, East Bay Permaculture Guild, PAN (Permaculture Action Network), East Bay Cohousing, and the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network.
• COMMUNITY POTLUCK PARTNERS & NEIGHBORS •
Dee Spot Cafe, Paradise Park Cafe, Namasté Pizza, Noodle Theory, HOUSE Kombucha, CLIFbar, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Ruby's Cafe, Homegrown Oakland, Tribu Cafe, St. Columba
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• OPENING CEREMONY •
All in attendance are asked to gather around the street mural at the intersection of 64th and Marshall Streets for our opening ceremony. The mural named: “Declaring Peace Through All Our Relations” was prompted by the sentiments of neighbors especially the elders here to bring a sense of peace back to the neighborhood - It is where we gather each year at this festival celebration to see one another and share this sense of peace and connection together. This is the way in which we can launch the day festivities with this intention in mind.
12:00pm-12:30pm—A Blessing Song Offering by Kanyon Sayers-Roods from Indian Canyon Nation; Indigenous Protocol acknowledgment
• COMMUNITY CIRCLE •
12:30pm-1:00pm—“PIECE ON PEACE"
The HEART of this gathering where a select number of community members share their voices, movement, spirit from on a subject that speaks to many: PEACE.
• FESTIVAL SCHEDULE TO FOLLOW •
1:00pm - 7:00pm
• ROCK THE BIKE PEDAL POWERED STAGE •
Sponsored by Soul Graffiti Productions & Rock The Bike
Hosted by Creative Liberation Network
1:00 pm—Ernesto Olmos, Chicham Chiriap, Gerardo Marin
2:00 pm—Michael Rufo Band
2:40 pm—Paul Martin Sounder
3:00 pm—Brian Dahl
4:00 pm—Cello Joe
5:00 pm—Kazoo & the Motherboards
5:45 pm—Creative Liberation Network
6:00 pm—Samba Funk
• JUSTICE ZONE–ORGANIZATIONS •
St. Columba OCO-LOC/OCO Citywide, Hope for Haiti, Alliance for Community Development, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc./Neighborhood Housing Services of the East Bay, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Urban Peace Movement, Bay Area Black Worker Center, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), Justice Reinvestment Coalition, Ever Forward Club - Siembre Adelante
• LEGAL CLINIC AND IMMIGRATION KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING •
LOCATION: Inside St. Columba Church Hall; 6401 San Pablo Ave.
• OCEAN STREET STAGE •
Sponsored By School of Rock - Youth Rock & Roll Music Education Program
Solar Powered by GRID Alternatives
1:00-1:40pm—Paul Martin Sounder
1:45-2:30pm—School of Rock
3:45-4:30pm—School of Rock
4:30-5:00pm—Matt Kroll DJ
• SKILLSHARES Zone A •
1:10-1:55pm—Justice Panel: Entrepreneurial and Affordable Housing
2:00-2:45pm—Community Choice Energy with Barbara Stebbins & Megan O'Neil of Local Clean Energy Alliance
3:00-3:45pm—Resilient Wellness with Daisy Ozim
4:00-4:45pm—Sustainable Clothing with Marianne Guillen
5:00-5:45pm—Inclusive Communities and Spaces with Susan Juniper Park (Inside Art Barn)
6:00-6:45pm—Alternative Economies with Kendra Shanley of Bay Bucks
• SKILLSHARES Zone B •
1:00-1:45pm—Mushroom Wildcrafting with Ryye N Flint
2:00-2:45pm—Worm Composting with Hilary Near
3:00-3:45pm—DIY Herbal Emergency Preparedness Backpack with Katherine Piedra
4:00-4:45pm—Making Planters from old pants with bio Inventor, Michael Collins
5:00-5:45pm—Commuter Bike Basics with Bike East Bay
• COMMUNITY LEARNING CIRCLE in the ArtBARN at PLACE; 1:00-6:00pm •
Hosted by East Bay Cohousing Coaches Raines Cohen & Betsy Morris —A series of talks, video clips, and conversations. There's time to propose your own topic!
1:00pm—Convening, introductions; finalize schedule and propose your own talk! Current speakers/topics include:
Creating Commons Local and Global - What are commons? and why do they matter? Sustainability design principles in commons, cooperatives, and cohousing. How do PLACE and Oakland fit into this larger set of systems?
Games with the Global Ecovillage Design Card Deck - what does spirituality and worldview have to do it?
2:00pm—Secrets of Living Well Together - With Alpha Lo, co-author of the Collaboration Handbook and friends, we'll share other tools, practices, and values that ground healthy sustainable cooperatives, eco-villages, and commons.
3:00pm—Housing without Displacement - Communify the city! Land, finance, and most importantly reconnecting with each other through cooperative housing, community land trusts, and tiny home villages. Featured speakers: Brandi Mack of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network and Adam Garrett-Clark, Causa Justa Just Cause
Aging in Community
5:00pm —Inclusive Communities &Spaces w/ Susan Juniper Park
• SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS •
Cob Benches with Miguel Elliott—All day; PLACE Entrance
Pallet Planters—All day; At GRID Alternatives on Marshall & Ocean Street
Garden Projects—All day; TBA
• OUTDOOR KITCHEN SKILLSHARE •
Nutrition & the Effects of Sugar with Nikki Stephens of Nourish By Insight,
Holistic Stone Soup Cooking workshop with Jay Hole,
• SACRED SPACE •
1:30-2:15pm—Nonviolent Communication with Maren Metke
2:30-3:15pm—Are You A Farmer/Citizen of the World?—Francisco "Pancho" Ramos-Stierle
3:30-4:15pm—Native Sound Healing con Ernesto Jaguar Olmos, Chicha Chiriap, y GeraMatli Marin
4:30-5:15pm—TBA - Any recommendations for here? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30-6:15pm—TBA - Any recommendations here? Let us know: email@example.com
• ASTROLOGY AND TAROT READINGS •
Daniel Alpers, Astrology Readings (Schedule day of)
Lizz Cady, Tarot Readings (Schedule day of)
• STORYTELLING •
1:30-2:15pm—Participatory Media with Bean Crane
2:30-3:15pm—Native Stories with Kanyon Sayers-Roods
3:30-4:15pm—Holistic Approach to Healing “Helico pylori” with Nedim Tokman
4:30-5:15pm—Invisible Nature Connection with Katherine Piedra
5:30-6:15pm—TBA - Do you have recommendations on a story teller? let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
• HEALING HUB •
Somatic Movement, Alexander Technique, Massage, Integrated deep tissue, Myofacial Release, EFT, Acroyoga, Imrov Theater, Astrology Readings, Tarot Readings
• FAMILY FRIENDLY •
Peace Flag Making, Face Painting, Mask Making, Conscious Carnival Games, Foldscope Viewing, Whymcycle Bikes, Swap-o-Rama-Rama (clothing upcycling), Coloring & Painting, Fixit Clinic
This is a grassroots organized free event and so your little bit of financial contribution is much appreciated. We have several unexpected costs this year with a dramatic increase in city permits, insurance, publicity and materials for projects, so your $5,$10,$100 + would be amazing!DONATE!