As the culmination of Conjure Circle
, its six-month-long art and activism event series, Impact Hub Oakland’s Omi Gallery (2323 Broadway) will be holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 27 to focus on the experiences of girls and women of color. The event is part of the national “Breaking the Silence Town Hall” series put on by the African American Policy Forum, which offers a platform for communities across the country to engage in a discussion about the experiences of women and girls of color as they relate to displacement, police violence, criminalization, sexual assault, domestic violence, and poverty. And as the event’s description reads: “We hope to create opportunities for local decision makers to listen to participants about the challenges they experience on a daily basis in their homes, schools, and communities, and identify opportunities for intervention.” The African American Policy Forum began the series in 2014, with the goal of creating a more gender inclusive racial justice vision. Since, the events have taken place in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; Washington, DC; Baltimore; Chicago; and Atlanta. The event is free, but registration is required.