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Life is Living 2020

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Life is Living 2020 Virtual Festival Opening
Festival Introduction feat Marc Bamuthi Joseph
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Life is Living Media Party
LiL Media Festival feat. the work of the LiL documenting team since '08: Eli Jacob Fantauzzi & Bethanie Hines. Hosted by Brett Cook. Q & A to follow.
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Love is Living: A Virtual Open Mic
The Youth Speaks Under 21 Open Mic featured at Life is Living. Sign up before 4pm: (under 21 only)
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Fresh Jamz Live Stream
Fresh Jamz celebrates the work of the socially conscious good folks of Oakland: teachers, educators, non-profiters, public defenders, artists and more.
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Kids Zone with Ms. Butterfly
KidsZone offers storytelling, music, singalongs and puppetry with Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Everyday Party, Robert Trujillo, Mikal Hemingway, & Gabby La La
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Peoples Kitchen Collective Cook-A-Long
PKC virtually serves a hot, delicious, and nutritious breakfast of grits, greens, biscuits, and scramble for free to community members.
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Africa in Oakland Virtual Dance Zone
Join us for a day of dance classes at the AIO Virtual Dance Zone. We may be virtual, but we can still celebrate and enjoy your favorite LiL Zones!
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Destiny Arts Center + The Black (W)hole
Explore The Destiny Arts Center and learn about The Black (W)hole Project
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The Crucible's Fuego Leadership Program (+ Convo with Alyssa)
Get an up close and personal view of their industrial and fine art techniques and demonstrations recorded live at The Crucible.
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Gold Beams and Welcome to the Table Presents: In Real Life: A Conversation Between Black Men and Black Women
We get super vulnerable and deep, but find gold at the bottom of the well.
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Dark Star Universe: Resistance Hangar Premier
Dark Star Universe presents the premier of "Resistance Hangar"
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Photography for Everyone Workshop w/Lara Kaur
Lara Kaur in a phone photography workshop where you’ll learn how to create and capture beautiful images with your phone
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LIL Theater Stage: Our Time is Sacred
This year’s virtual stage will feature pieces that celebrate/investigate/demand/create T I M E as it relates to Black and Brown bodies and lives.
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Oakhella: Celebrations & Dedications Dance Party
This dance party is for the movers, for those ready to let go of what weighs them down. Join Oakhella residents DJ Kream and Drow Flow.
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REPLAY- KidsZone with Ms. Butterfly
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Yak Dance Battle
Yak Films flipped the script and organized an online dance battle for the 2020 Life is Living Festival.
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Life is Living Zone Highlights
Hightlights from the different zones in the festival from past years! Family History!
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Life is Living Concert Main Stage
Featuring AroMa, Charlotte Dos Santos, G Yamazawa, Lady Ryan, Rich Medina, Siaira Shawn, & The Futurelics
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Oakland Trilogy presented by Campo Santo
Excerpts from two plays in Chinaka Hodges's Trilogy including "Mirrors In Every Corner" and "Chasing Mehserle". Talkback. And DJ sets by Wonway.

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