Save The Date
Saturday, October 8th
deFremery Park “Little Bobby Hutton Park”
1651 Adeline Street, West Oakland, CA
Apply to be a volunteer
Life is Living: What’s it about?
The 9th Annual Life is Living Festival
Legacy: A Tribute to the Black Panther Party
OAKLAND, CA – October 8th
This year marks the 9th Annual Life Is Living Festival in Oakland. Over the past 10 years, we have transformed deFremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park) from vacant to vibrant. We are indebted to the local West Oakland heroes and sheroes of The Black Panther Party for inspiring us to use culture as a vehicle for social change. That said, we are honored to pay tribute to the enduring legacy of The Black Panther Party at this year’s Festival.
Through efforts such as The Free Breakfast Program, we re-dedicate ourselves to sustaining the Panther’s revolutionary commitment to community generated solutions. From babies to grandparents, Life Is Living believes in intergenerational dialogue that honors the wisdom of children and elders. Our partners have been engaged in a year long process to envision, strategize and create a Festival that is inclusive, dynamic and democratic.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 8th for what is to be a beautiful day as we honor the 50 year legacy of the Black Panther Party.
Oakland is Fly 2016
Life is Living – National Festivals
Philly Urban Creators
Teens With a Purpose
Oakland, Bay Area
Teens With a Purpose – Fuse Fest
Norfolk, VA – September 3rd
Teens with a Purpose – The Youth Movement is creating a safe and healthy community in Norfolk with F.U.S.E. Fest, (Focus on Unity, Spirit and Edutainment) a free celebration of Norfolk urban life through interactive art, music, food and more!
Urban Creators – Hoodstock
Philadelphia, PA – July 23rd
The Urban Creators are a grass-roots organization that inspires inner-city neighborhoods to transform neglected landscapes into dynamic safe-spaces that foster connectivity, self-sufficiency, and innovation.