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Oakland Listening Sessions 

When: Sat., May 31, 2-5 p.m. 2014
Price: free
In the face of Oakland’s serious, devastating, and sometimes seemingly intractable violence problem, it’s easy to feel like there’s no end in sight. But listening — to ourselves, to each other, to history — is a damn good start. That’s the idea behind the Oakland Listening Sessions, a series of seven workshops being put on this summer and fall by a coalition of local nonprofits with the goal of “[catalyzing] action and [holding] politicians accountable to low-income constituents of color who are directly affected and in need of solutions that reflect their experiences and priorities.” The full series will include sessions focused on performance and storytelling, but this week’s — the series’ second, held at the Oakland Library’s West Oakland Branch (1801 Adeline St.) — will center around coming up with grassroots policy recommendations.
— Ellen Cushing


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