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Neighbor Connections:  Black Panther Party Free Breakfast @ 50!

Saturday, October 19 2019, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA

Revolution is a process, not an event.

-Saturu Ned, Original Black Panther Party Member

October is Black Panther Party History Month! We’re 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-inspired refreshments provided by Phat Beets

‘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.

Commons Archive holds in place the stories of those who have lived here and provides access to these stories for years to come. As neighbors continue to flow through the community, the archive will stand to preserve these memories. Commons Archive honors neighbors’ multiple roles as participants, narrators and creators of the many histories of this dynamically changing area. To learn more about Commons Archive, its past events and community partners, please visit www.commonsarchive.net and follow us on Instagram @commons_archive.

Organized by cultural researcher Sue Mark in partnership with Oakland Public Library’s Golden Gate Branch, Kala Art Institute and many community-based organizations and neighbors, Commons Archive is generously supported by the California Humanities for All program, The Creative Work Fund and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

For more information https://oaklandlibrary.org/events/golden-gate-branch/history-bpp-free-breakfast-program or contact the library at 510-597-5023.

The library is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available. AC Transit bus 72 stops at the library’s entrance.

Event Details

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Golden Gate Branch Library
5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA