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Life is Living Festival 2019

Saturday, October, 12 | 10am-7pm | Bobby Hutton Park

LIFE IS LIVING is a FREE celebration of Oakland life through HIP HOP, INTERGENERATIONAL HEALTH and ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.

Music • Skate Park • Vendors Dance Classes • Free Breakfast Theater • Kid Zone • Art & More!

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UNDER 21 OPEN MICS

Chapter 510 (2301 Telegraph Ave)

Wanna spit? Inspire and be inspired by fellow poets across the Bay Area; sharing spoken word, music, dance, and more. Beginning this October!

No censorship, all love!

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The voices of young people matter


 

Mission

Through the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.

Vision

Youth Speaks exists to shift the perceptions of youth by combating illiteracy, isolation, alienation, and silence, creating a global movement of brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core.





Youth Speaks: National

brave new voices

Brave New Voices is a network of arts organizations and an international poetry festival for young writers and poets.

emerging arts fellowship

Our Emerging Arts Programs is a two-year Youth Speaks professional development program in the SF Bay Area.

the bigger pciture

The Bigger Picture (a partnership with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations) inspires young people to change the conversation about Type 2 diabetes.

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks