Oakland, CA

Thank you to all that contributed to this years’ Life Is Living in DeFremery Park being the best one yet. As we take a moment to rest, review and re-purpose, we offer you:

‘Not so much living word in the park, but propaganda on the block

I’m tryna get black folk to go green by putting a beat to it

Not on some racist sh*t
But on some intuit
Work the
Influence into rhythm of life…’

October 3, 2010 // 11am \\ Defremery Park
1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA 94607-2811

Artwork by Adriel Luis & Rolando Brown // Photo by Scott La Rockwell

Join Us for the Following Activities:
  • Hood Games Open Bike and Skate Park
  • Youth Speaks stage featuring Youth Preach, Under 13 Talent show and “Oakland Speaks Green” Brave New Voices reading
  • Service Learning Projects (bamboo construction, aquaponic garden building and modeling, mural project)
  • Food Justice Zone with Sustainable Living Road Show Farmer’s Market, City Slicker Farms, Oakland Food Connection, Mandela Foods, The People’s Grocery
  • Dance Stage with bicycle powered sound by Rock the Bike
  • Health and Wellness Zone with Health Screening, HIV testing, Skin Care, Massage, and Edible Garden Demos
  • Red Bike and Green critical mass bike ride and historical tour of West Oakland
  • Storytelling Stage
  • Green Collar Jobs Training 101
  • Youth Zone with Play Structure, Stencil Workshop, Face Painting, Art Wall

Thank you to our Community Partners:

Featuring Performing Artists, Eco-Empowered by a Sustainable Waves Solar-Powered Mainstage:

Visual Art Installations & LIVE Art:

  • Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle featuring 20 of the country’s top urban artists creating 10X10 foot murals within the five hour span of the festival
  • Theaster Gates performs throughout the park while leaving metal fashioned totems and signposts that locate the festival message of “life is living” within the conversation of environmental justice
  • Brett Cook culminates his NEA Artist-in Residence tenure at Youth Speaks with a participatory mural project based in the theme of “Reflection of Healing”.



Historical Look:

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Video by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Oakland, CA – Photos from Bethanie Hines

Oakland, CA – Photos by Estria

Oakland, CA – Photos by Scott La Rockwell