As a benefit for Life is Living, we are bringing back the ISIS Rising performers and a DJ set for a special live show at the New Parish. Come November 21st to celebrate Nina, Oakland, Life is Living, and experience some special treats you may have missed or want to relive again. We got African Dance, we got Food Justice, we got live art, a little Hip Hop, some reflective healing and sweat. Bring your dancing shoes!
October 8th, 2011 marked our 4th Life is Living in Oakland. Many thanks to every collaborator, performer, artist, vendor, volunteer, and participant for making it unforgettable. October 8th will truly live in our hearts and serve as a reminder of our possibilities as a community. Watch the video and see the pictures to get a sense of the fun!
The Living Word Project, under the direction of Marc Bamuthi Joseph launches a national tour of ‘red, black & GREEN: a blues’ (rbGB) with a world premiere on Thursday, October 13th at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. ‘rbGb’ is a collaborative, multimedia performance work that examines environmental racism, social ecology and collective responsibility in an era of dramatic climate change. The performance, which documents the process of producing Life is Living throughout the country, runs through October 22 with shows beginning at 7:30 pm.
Life is Living is back in the city of Oakland. Expect yet another amazing festival with countless activities and performances but what makes Life is Living a standout event is you! Come see yourself reflected through the community of Oakland.
A FREE Celebration Of Urban Life Through Hip-Hop, Intergenerational Health, And Environmental Action.
Music concert featuring
QUESTLOVE + PETE ESCOVEDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA + LOS RAKAS
What sustains life in the City of Oakland, and how do we model the world we want to see?
This summer the Oakland Library will display 8 murals celebrating the people of Oakland. Planned as part of the library’s teen Summer Passport Program, the murals testify to the power of youth leadership by portraying today’s community healers when they were 15. Created by artist Brett Cook with Life is Living/Youth Speaks, each mural appears at a different library branch. See more information below.