Join us Saturday, June 19, 2021
@The Women of The Black Panther Party Mural
Center Street and Dr. Huey P. Newton Way
West Oakland, Ca
Celebrate the opening of The Mini Museum Celebrate Freedom and Liberation
And most importantly, celebrate Black Joy
There will be Free Food for The People,
Food Trucks, DJs and a Jumpy House.
The Mural will host a multitude of events throughout the year, every year. Every event will be centered around Black Joy, Black Love and Black Women. These public events located at The Mural will be motivated by the need to preserve and create community, promote justice and and healing and model kindness and generosity.
We collected and handed out over 275 bags of groceries and with generosity of Oakland Restaurants and Bay Area based companies. We were able to include over 275 whole chickens, potatoes, onions and carrots.
The inaugural event was on The Unveiling and Food Give Away on Valentine's Day 2021 Hundreds of viewers from all over the world were given the opportunity to watch the installation of this historic artistry. The event was broadcasted via live stream, was hosted by Micia Mosely of The Black Teacher Project and included many other speakers including the homeowner, Jilchristina Vest, journalist Alicia R. Mayo, Black Panther Kim Nelson and the Muralist Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith who also created art on the wall LIVE!. Simultaneously and in honor of the BPP’s People’s Free Food Program, The West Oakland Mural Project with the leadership of East Oakland Collective and support from Gold Beams, packed and then handed out over 275 bags of groceries to local families and houseless Oaklanders. And, when appropriate, each bag even had a whole chicken.
Organizations, restaurants, neighbors, friends, Oaklanders and people from around the Bay and the world donated time, money, food and labor to make The Unveiling Event and Food GiveAway successful.
Like this one, all events to come will be possible with community cooperation and support. When we come together for one purpose nothing can stop us. Everything about The Mural and this inaugural event let us see just how sexy generosity is.
The #sayhername Women of The Black Panther Party Mural is just one of many beautiful public art pieces celebrating Black Joy and taking up space while Black. The WBPP Mural may be the first public art piece dedicated to the Women of the Black Panther Party but it most certainly won't be the last.