Honoring the Unsung Fathers: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood Amidst Diminishing Black Culture in Oakland
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Join us for an unforgettable celebration of Black fatherhood at the 6th Annual "Everyday is Black History - Honoring and Celebrating the Unsung Fathers" on June 23rd at Jasper P Driver Plaza. This year's event, running from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, aims to uplift the Black communities of Oakland and Berkeley, offering cultural enrichment and essential resources despite systemic challenges.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Californer -- As Black culture faces significant threats of erosion in Oakland, this event serves as a beacon of resilience and unity, celebrating the diverse and invaluable contributions of Black fathers. We aim to debunk misconceptions surrounding Black fatherhood and highlight their enduring strength and dedication.

Event Highlights:
  • Live Performances: Enjoy powerful performances by local artists including Dame Drummer, TBA, Atmospheric Funk, MC Brother Pata, DJ Ball-D, Esibio the Automator, Opium, and Bella Matrice.
  • Family Activities: Engage in a variety of family-friendly activities, including a children's tent, bouncy house, skating rink, and more.
  • Community Engagement: Explore offerings from food vendors, local craft artists, and non-profit presentations.
  • Awards: Celebrate 62 deserving fathers with the Love Achievement Diplomas, recognizing their extraordinary contributions to their families and communities.

This year's event is proudly sponsored and facilitated by the CA Arts Council, City of Oakland, CRC, Black Vendors Association, Poor Magazine, Manna from Heaven, East Oakland Collective, LifeLong, DOPE Era Magazine, UWTCInc, Hear Here Community Billboard, RePlate, OCUEJ, Stupski Foundation, TranquilityRx, and Black Man Speaks.

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Importance of the Event:

In an era where Black culture is at risk of being overshadowed, "Everyday is Black History - Honoring and Celebrating the Unsung Fathers" stands as a crucial effort to preserve and honor the rich heritage and contributions of Black fathers in our communities. This event not only provides cultural enrichment but also essential resources that empower and support our communities amidst systemic challenges.

About the Self Help Hunger Program:

The Self Help Hunger Program is dedicated to addressing food insecurity within the underserved communities of Oakland and Berkeley. Through community-driven initiatives, the program provides nutritious meals and essential resources to those in need, fostering a spirit of self-reliance and mutual aid. By partnering with local organizations and volunteers, the Self Help Hunger Program continues to make a significant impact in combating hunger and uplifting our communities.

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Don't miss out on this empowering celebration! Spread the word and join us on June 23rd as we honor and uplift Black fathers in our communities. For more information, please contact Sofia Tudose at shhp@ocuej.org.

Sofia Tudose

Source: Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice
Filed Under: Non-profit

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