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Creating Commons Festival
Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm — 7:00 pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living | 1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA 94608
A Call to Participate At Our Neighborhood Placemaking Block Party!
The time to organize for our street festival is upon us and we’d love your participation with it’s creation along with several other community organizations and neighbors to celebrate the re-imagination of the public commons!
This street festival features: Educational skillshares, swaps, placemaking projects, garden installations, family friendly activities, reskilling workshops, local merchants, live art & music, community organizations, bicycle culture, and an emphasis on our new Justice Zone, an ever evolving collaboration with local leaders on trainings, resources, with a special care on the retention of long-term residents here in Oakland.
The CCF takes place at the confluence of Northwest Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, in our neighborhood village of OakLeyVille. Creating Commons Festival is inspired by City Repair’s Village Building Convergence, Sunday Streets, Oakland’s Art Murmur and the mini-Maker Faires.
This year we’re excited to add more collaborators: Grid Alternatives, OCO-LOC, Bay Bucks, DeeSpot, St. Columba, and others. Continued participation from: Rock the Bike, Soul Graffiti, Planting Justice, The Butterfly Movement, NorCal Resilience Network, East Bay Permaculture Guild, and PAN (Permaculture Action Network).
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VITAL
Please read through the list of activities below and consider getting involved in any part of it!! We have a form for you to check off areas of interest below that.
ZONES & AREAS of Activities
• PROJECTS, neighborhood garden installs, permaculture blitz, bike racks, others
• SKILL SHARES, 30 min – 1 hour sessions (sustainability, urban ag, homesteading, resiliency, etc)
• FAMILY FRIENDLY ZONE, Games, art making, placemaking, youth talent, more
• INTERACTIVE, neighborhood mapping, fix-it clinics, musical jam, art in the streets, parklet making
• HEALING TENT, Practitioners, massage, accupuncture, accupressure, other modalities
• SACRED SPACE, Restorative justice circle and other sacred sharing modalities
• JUSTICE ZONE, Trainings / resources to economic, racial, immigration, environmental, social justices. ..
• CEREMONY, Blessing and Share your “Piece on Peace”*
• COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
• COMMUNITY POTLUCK
• SWAPS: Clothing, Seeds, Plant starts