Every Monday night for the last 8 weeks, I’ve been listening to stories.
Stories of pollution and poverty, Mother Earth and Mac Dre. Stories of Oakland, of the Philippines, of love and home and the struggle for ecological justice all over this crazy little planet we call Earth.
All these stories have come out of theÂ Movement Generation workshops I’m leading. We call the class Make it Fresh. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. 20 of the Bay’s most innovative young activists and writers moving beyond the same tired talking points (the ones you hear at every rally at 14th and Broadway) and getting to their real stories.
Poems and songs, memories and manifestos…my folks have been writing and grinding and digging deep to tell their truest stories. And now they are ready to share those creations with the world. Come through and witness the magic.
Make it Fresh!
Creative Storytelling for the Urban Environment
Showcase & Celebration
hosted by Josh Healey & Chinaka Hodge
music from DJLN
Friday, December 13
1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(Limited Seating…so get there early!)
sponsored by Movement Generation
Make it Fresh storytellers come from groups like: Phat Beets Farms, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Urban Tilth, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Youth Uprising, Unite Here 2850, Critical Resistance, Brown Boi Project, Catalyst Project, City Slicker Farms, 350.org, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Chinese Progressive Association, and many more.
That’s a lot of groups. Many of my personal favorites, in fact. Crossing different ‘hoods and languages, have no doubt: the Bay will be in the building.