Youth Speaks - Life is Living

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Life is Living is a free community festival that Youth Speaks holds annually in West Oakland’s DeFremery Park. It attracts approximately 7,000 people and includes such notable components as a traveling environmental caucus and concert, an invitational Graffiti Battle, live action sports, and sustainable materials construction projects.  In addition there will be a presentation on The Bigger Picture, including live poet performances, laptops displaying the PSAs and an information booth where event-goers can get screened for diabetes.

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Date: Saturday October 12th, 2013
Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St Oakland, CA 94607

LIFE Is LIVING is a national campaign of Youth Speaks Inc. that generates partnerships between diverse and underserved communities, green action agencies, local community groups, urban environmental activists, and the contemporary arts world. Life is Living encompasses a series of six-hour inter-disciplinary, intergenerational, eco-equity festivals in neglected parks in underserved neighborhoods around the country. Previous cities include Oakland, CA; Harlem, NY; and Chicago, IL & Houston, TX.

National funders include Columbia Foundation, Irvine Foundation, East Bay Community Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

We are excited to announce the official date for this year’s Life Is Living festival. Expect to affirm and celebrate life on Saturday, October 12th at DeFremery Park in West Oakland from 10am-6pm. It is FREE and open to the public. Life Is Living celebrates life through urban performance, intergenerational health and environmental action.