Sat., June 18, 3 p.m. The New Parish (1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland). $10, $15. TheNewParish.com
Pull up any Tupac interview on YouTube, and you’ll be guaranteed to hear truths that resonate with the struggles of racial and economic inequality in today’s United States. The rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, was an activist and member of the Black Panthers. Tupac and his family moved to the Bay Area when he was in his late teens, and in interviews, he pays homage to Oakland (where the Panther Party was founded) as a place where he expanded his political consciousness. In light of Afeni Shakur’s recent passing, The New Parish is hosting a life celebration of the late mother and son on June 18 with sets from DJ Fuze and Money B of Digital Underground, an early rap group that helped Tupac start his music career.
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