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OAKLAND―Neighbor Connections: Black Panther Party Free Breakfast 50th Anniversary
October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Revolution is a process, not an event. -Saturu Ned, Original Black Panther Party Member OAKLAND―October is Black Panther Party History Month! Commons Archive is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Free Breakfast survival program. Join Saturu Ned – Educator, Community Architect, and a former member of the original Black Panther Party for an afternoon of North Oakland history. How did the Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program come about? Can it be replicated? What are its legacies today? Saturu will share BPP community building tools to use in your neighborhood today. Phat Beets, North Oakland’s food justice non-profit, will talk about the many ways they carry forward the Black Panther Party legacy. Their programs include weekly farmers markets (sourcing from local farmers of color), free produce stands, youth gardens, community supported agriculture programs, as well as food and social justice workshops. Breakfast refreshments will be provided by North Oakland’s Phat Beets food justice group. October 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Golden Gate Branch Library 5606 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA The library is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available. AC Transit bus 72 stops at the library’s entrance. For more information, call 510-597-5023. ‘Neighbor Connections’ workshops are part of Commons Archive, a neighborhood memory bank at the Golden Gate Branch Library. Commons Archive honors neighbors as participants, narrators, and creators of the many histories of this dynamically changing area. To learn more about the project, please visit www.commonsarchive.net and follow us on Instagram, @commons_archive. Commons Archive is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project Grant.