Save The Date

Saturday, October 8th
deFremery Park “Little Bobby Hutton Park”
1651 Adeline Street, West Oakland, CA

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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

Washington, DC

July 16th
Brave New Voices
Words, Beats & Life

Philadelphia, PA

July 23rd
Philly Urban Creators

Norfolk, Virginia

September 3rd
Teens With a Purpose

Oakland, Bay Area

October 8th
Youth Speaks

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.