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celebrate indigenous people's day - north oakland, ca

Posted: October 7 2014

via Phat Beets Produce:
Greetings Friends,Christopher Columbus, Conquest and Colonization is nothing to celebrate.  Please join us this weekend with our friends at Self Help Hunger Program, POOR, and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council to celebrate resistance through Celebrating Indigenous People's Day.  The gentrication we see in our neighborhoods today is built upon the old notion of discovery, the notion of bringing culture and civilization where there is none.  Please come out and see there is plenty already here and its alive and thriving...

North Oakland Restorative Justice Council
Friday, Oct 10th6pm, Leaving from Bethany Baptist Church 5400 Adeline
Peace n' Justice Walk- a North Oakland Walking Tour of Displacement, Gentrification and healing the harm
Gentrification is a painful structural issue that divides rich and poor, new and old. We need to be able to talk about this subject and heal from the inflicted wounds and isolation it causes in order to build stronger movements. Join the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council and members of Causa Justa: Just Cause for the October Peace n' Justice Walk to unpack gentrification, see it in the neighborhood in action, and learn of current struggles in North Oakland to help keep long term neighbors in their homes...
See/Share it on Facebook, more infoclick here
Food n' Justice Workshop Series- Feel the Beet! Farmers Market North Oakland
Saturday, Oct 11th- 11am-1pm, 970 Grace Ave. North Oakland
Decolonize Your Diet! workshops on healing from  the legacies of Colonialism in the food system
Why do we use the term decolonization? We use this term as a way to point to the colonial roots of many everyday problems in our communities, especially related to the health and wellbeing of our people. As many of the legacies of historical colonialism remain un-addressed in our minds, bodies, spirits, communities and lands, we see decolonization as relevant work for the 21st century, to continue healing wounds that remain open. We see food justice work as a way to interrupt colonial practices in our daily lives, where the kitchen, the dinner table, our bodies, etc. are spaces where we can empower ourselves and take our health back. We hope these workshops give us a better idea of what these actions may look like.
This is a popular education style, participatory workshop.
More info here, RSVP here
Indigenous People's Day Celebration
Sunday, Oct 12th-12-5pm Driver Plaza/Island Park (On Genoa) "North Oakland"
Community POTLUCK, music, speakers, People's Fashion Show, Danza Azteca Ceremony, People's theatre, DJ's n' more...

Self Help Hunger Program and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Block Party Project Present...

Join us for this alternative community celebration to christopher columbus day.

Learn more about Aunti Frances, Driver Plaza and the Self Help Hunger Program here

w/ support from POOR, EBCLC, Berkeley Drop-In, Creative Energy and Resource Center