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Oakland is Proud Block Party 

When: Sun., March 15, 12-5 p.m. 2015
Price: Free
Last October, the East Side Arts Alliance, along with a fierce community of cultural partners, put together a bustling block party on International Boulevard and 23rd Avenue in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Chicano and Black Arts movements. The event merged various contributors in the San Antonio district community — and beyond — for a vibrant day of strengthening bonds and celebrating heritage. The event was also a light-hearted form of resistance against threats of gentrification, specifically surrounding worries that the designation of International Boulevard as a Bus Rapid Transit corridor would catalyze displacement in the area. On Sunday, East Side Arts Alliance, One Land One Struggle, Malcom X Black Roots Movement, Black Organizing Project, and a number of other sponsors are following up with their second community block party for the whole family, this time on 44th Avenue and International Boulevard. The street will be filled with food, live music, live painting, kids activities, vendors, and a car show. But the event will be more about the people, the place, and the rich relationship between them.
— Sarah Burke


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