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Thank you for yet another magical Life Is Living! Your presence filled deFremery Park with the contagious spirit of community that will carry us for weeks to come. We want to express deep gratitude to every partner, vendor, sponsor, artist volunteer and staff for their tireless work, sweat, vision and love. From waking up at 5am to set up sound and stages to preparing a healthy and delicious free breakfast for hundreds of people, we acknowledge and affirm the real labor this Festival demands. We hope that Life Is Living continues to be an inspiring model for our collective power to manifest the world we believe in.

How can we find ways to celebrate and sustain life in Oakland for it’s artists, dreamers, families and next generation of leaders? May we plant seeds of intention today for the realities we wish to bloom tomorrow.

Stay connected with us at youthspeaks.org. We welcome your feedback to continue growing, learning and getting better.

Look out for more documentation of the Festival on our Social Media channels from Photographer, Bethanie Hines and Videographer, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.

In peace and poetry,

Youth Speaks

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