Free Holistic HealthWorkshops


Good Morning Warm ups

9am-Morning Prayer With Rev. Kamal Hassan

   Kamal Hassan   is a spiritual leader, educator, and community servant. He currently serves as Pastor/Teaching Elder at the Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond California, a position he has held since 2008. he is also a Board member of the OneLife Institure for Spritiuality and Social Transformation in Oakland, CA. Before this Reverend Hassan spent more than three decades as both a public and private school educator, community organizer and religious worker. He holds an AA degree in Radio Broadcasting from Los Angeles City College, a BA in History from California State University Los Angeles, and a Master of Divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.  Grace and Peace,  kamal    

Kamal Hassan  is a spiritual leader, educator, and community servant. He currently serves as Pastor/Teaching Elder at the Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond California, a position he has held since 2008. he is also a Board member of the OneLife Institure for Spritiuality and Social Transformation in Oakland, CA. Before this Reverend Hassan spent more than three decades as both a public and private school educator, community organizer and religious worker. He holds an AA degree in Radio Broadcasting from Los Angeles City College, a BA in History from California State University Los Angeles, and a Master of Divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Grace and Peace,

kamal

 

10am- Intro to Yoga with Nikki Thomas 

  Community Yoga for Beginners by Nikki Thomas    We create change when we bring forth our best selves. Come out to experience 30 minutes of life changing SOUL YOGA with radio personality and motivational community leader NIKKI THOMAS.  This mini-class is for you if you have been “meaning” to try out a yoga class, but are unsure of where or how to begin.  It’s designed especially for beginners.  We’ll go slow, explaining every move step by step. Modifications will be offered as well!  Take a step toward mind/body wellness with SOUL YOGA at the Pan-African Festival. Bring your mats!     Visit Nikki at the SOUL YOGA booth to purchase SOUL YOGA DVDs and to sign up for more classes/get more info.     Soul Yoga Channel

Community Yoga for Beginners by Nikki Thomas

We create change when we bring forth our best selves. Come out to experience 30 minutes of life changing SOUL YOGA with radio personality and motivational community leader NIKKI THOMAS.  This mini-class is for you if you have been “meaning” to try out a yoga class, but are unsure of where or how to begin.  It’s designed especially for beginners.  We’ll go slow, explaining every move step by step. Modifications will be offered as well!  Take a step toward mind/body wellness with SOUL YOGA at the Pan-African Festival. Bring your mats!


Visit Nikki at the SOUL YOGA booth to purchase SOUL YOGA DVDs and to sign up for more classes/get more info.

Soul Yoga Channel

9:10am Libations With Mama Ayanna

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11am-Intro to MUI-I ZEN TAIJI with Alonzo Young

  The word Mu-i (in Japanese & Wu in Chinese) literal translation means "without" or "non-action". Mu-i Zen Taiji teaches students how to step into their lives and navigate it fearlessly without the need for aggression through unique somatic and neurological approaches to acquire inner stillness in movement.  Students practice ten movements accompanied with affirmations that lead and support you to contextualize the practice into a lifestyle. This art is designed to support health & wellbeing, strengthen one's resolve, and provide access to tools that will help in the reprogramming of un-useful/unwanted habitual thinking and behaviors. In addition, it will empower you in the busyness of your everyday life|work environments.  The tools and practices taught in Mu-i will expand one's capacity to manage conflict, engage with others, rejuvenate health, and navigate situations that might ordinarily lead to burn-out, stress, or other illnesses.        In this short introduction of MUI-I ZEN TAIJI, participants will discover their natural default patterns, practice the 10-step movements, and learn several simple and easy stress reduction techniques.       A limited pre-release number of my new book "Movement for Movements" detailing  Mu-I Zen Taiji as a practice for movements supporting social justice and transformation will be available for purchase.    

The word Mu-i (in Japanese & Wu in Chinese) literal translation means "without" or "non-action". Mu-i Zen Taiji teaches students how to step into their lives and navigate it fearlessly without the need for aggression through unique somatic and neurological approaches to acquire inner stillness in movement.  Students practice ten movements accompanied with affirmations that lead and support you to contextualize the practice into a lifestyle. This art is designed to support health & wellbeing, strengthen one's resolve, and provide access to tools that will help in the reprogramming of un-useful/unwanted habitual thinking and behaviors. In addition, it will empower you in the busyness of your everyday life|work environments.  The tools and practices taught in Mu-i will expand one's capacity to manage conflict, engage with others, rejuvenate health, and navigate situations that might ordinarily lead to burn-out, stress, or other illnesses.

 

In this short introduction of MUI-I ZEN TAIJI, participants will discover their natural default patterns, practice the 10-step movements, and learn several simple and easy stress reduction techniques.

 

A limited pre-release number of my new book "Movement for Movements" detailing  Mu-I Zen Taiji as a practice for movements supporting social justice and transformation will be available for purchase.

 

9:30am-Intro to Meditation With Clarke Witherspoon

 Clarke Weatherspoon teaches meditation and yoga with Works of Wonder, an organization at aimed helping black communities experience greater peace and resilience through self-awareness and stress reduction. Clarke is a local history teacher and water polo coach. He resides in San Francisco. 
Clarke Weatherspoon teaches meditation and yoga with Works of Wonder, an organization at aimed helping black communities experience greater peace and resilience through self-awareness and stress reduction. Clarke is a local history teacher and water polo coach. He resides in San Francisco. 

12pm - 1pm Free Community Lunch sponsored by Afrocentric Oakland and Miss Ollie's Restaurant 


Free Physical Fitness Workshops located at the West MacArthur end of the meadow

1pm- Intro to Self Care Reform Wellness with Dr. Marcus Penn M.D.

  Self Care Reform   Wellness   (SCR ® ) is a leading-edge professional health and wellness organization providing tools and strategies for self awareness, personal transformation and lifestyle change. Our array of tailored self care programs, complement the needs of your environment and help individuals reduce stress, improve productivity and sleep better. We offer individual, group, staff and corporate self care coaching, seminars, trainings and retreats. We are available for speaking engagements, forums, panels, leadership retreats national presentations and conferences.    The Self Care Reform  goal is to shift the focus of healing, health and treatment back to the individual.     With so much current emphasis on Health Care Reform in the hands of insurance companies and Washington legislators, Self Care Reform is something that can be done right now.   Health Care Reform took 60 votes in the Senate but Self Care Reform takes 60 seconds in the individual.   Meaning that every minute of our lives is an opportunity for Self Care Reform.      Welcome to Self Care Reform Wellness, where you will     inform your body, empower your mind, and heal your spirit.           Healthy regards,      Marcus Lorenzo Penn, M.D., C.Y.T.     CEO, Self Care Reform Wellness      Self Care Reform Wellness      Purpose     The purpose of SCR is to bring  inform ation,  empower ment, and  heal ing for societies to embrace full healthy lifestyles.     Mission     The mission of SCR is to bring greater awareness to principles, practices, and modalities that encourage Self Care and personal responsibility in one's health.     Vision     The vision of SCR is to incorporate Self Care within health care and wellness as a comprehensive means to foster healing in societies.   Contact us today for more info!  Phone:  510-730-1SCR (1727)  Email:   SelfCareReform@gmail.com   Website:   www.SelfCareReform.net      Facebook fanpage:  Self Care Reform Wellness      Twitter:   @SCRWellness 

Self Care Reform Wellness (SCR®) is a leading-edge professional health and wellness organization providing tools and strategies for self awareness, personal transformation and lifestyle change. Our array of tailored self care programs, complement the needs of your environment and help individuals reduce stress, improve productivity and sleep better. We offer individual, group, staff and corporate self care coaching, seminars, trainings and retreats. We are available for speaking engagements, forums, panels, leadership retreats national presentations and conferences.

The Self Care Reform goal is to shift the focus of healing, health and treatment back to the individual.  

With so much current emphasis on Health Care Reform in the hands of insurance companies and Washington legislators, Self Care Reform is something that can be done right now.  Health Care Reform took 60 votes in the Senate but Self Care Reform takes 60 seconds in the individual.  Meaning that every minute of our lives is an opportunity for Self Care Reform.  

Welcome to Self Care Reform Wellness, where you will inform your body, empower your mind, and heal your spirit.  

 

Healthy regards,  

Marcus Lorenzo Penn, M.D., C.Y.T. 

CEO, Self Care Reform Wellness



Self Care Reform Wellness 

Purpose

The purpose of SCR is to bring information, empowerment, and healing for societies to embrace full healthy lifestyles.

Mission

The mission of SCR is to bring greater awareness to principles, practices, and modalities that encourage Self Care and personal responsibility in one's health.

Vision

The vision of SCR is to incorporate Self Care within health care and wellness as a comprehensive means to foster healing in societies.

Contact us today for more info!

Phone:  510-730-1SCR (1727)

Email:  SelfCareReform@gmail.com

Website:  www.SelfCareReform.net

 

Facebook fanpage: Self Care Reform Wellness

 

Twitter:  @SCRWellness

4pm - Intro to Capoeira Angola
with Mestre Themba

 Capoeira is an African martial art. Enslaved Africans carried capoeira with them when they were brought to Brazil. The art has been developing there, and around the world, for at least four centuries.  Mestre Themba and his students founded Preto Velho in West Oakland in the early 80s. Since then, Preto Velho has been committed to the serious study of capoeira’s movements and music. Capoeira angola has deep, rich traditions. We are thankful to our ancestors, and we honor our lineage of great teachers by also passing on the knowledge, ethics and humanism that are keys to the art.  We believe that capoeira comes from and belongs to the community. At Preto Velho, we look out for, respect, and take care of one another. Our doors are always open to anyone who wants to come and learn this beautiful blend of dance, music, and movement. Capoeira is good health for the body and soul.  School: Preto Velho Capoeira N'golo                       Teacher: Mestre Themba  Description: Free yourself with African-Brazilian martial arts. Learn the African-originated style that freed the slaves of South America and was banned for nearly 50 years. All skill levels are welcome. The Preto Velho school is also available for demonstrations for your event.  Classes: Tues: 7:00-9:00pm Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm Location: Mosswood Park,  At the corner Macarthur and Broadway in Oakland.  Phone:510-761-5557        Email:info@capangola.com

Capoeira is an African martial art. Enslaved Africans carried capoeira with them when they were brought to Brazil. The art has been developing there, and around the world, for at least four centuries.

Mestre Themba and his students founded Preto Velho in West Oakland in the early 80s. Since then, Preto Velho has been committed to the serious study of capoeira’s movements and music. Capoeira angola has deep, rich traditions. We are thankful to our ancestors, and we honor our lineage of great teachers by also passing on the knowledge, ethics and humanism that are keys to the art.

We believe that capoeira comes from and belongs to the community. At Preto Velho, we look out for, respect, and take care of one another. Our doors are always open to anyone who wants to come and learn this beautiful blend of dance, music, and movement. Capoeira is good health for the body and soul.

School: Preto Velho Capoeira N'golo                       Teacher: Mestre Themba

Description: Free yourself with African-Brazilian martial arts. Learn the African-originated style that freed the slaves of South America and was banned for nearly 50 years. All skill levels are welcome. The Preto Velho school is also available for demonstrations for your event.

Classes: Tues: 7:00-9:00pm Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm Location: Mosswood Park,  At the corner Macarthur and Broadway in Oakland.

Phone:510-761-5557        Email:info@capangola.com

2pm-Intro to Athletic Training with D.A.M. Sport Fitness

  DAM Sport Fitness (Dynamic Athletic Movement) is a collection of fitness experts partnering with you to achieve your greatest self. Based in the Lake Merritt/Piedmont area of Oakland, CA, we provide classes designed to challenge an individual’s physical goals, specialized athletic training, & nutritional consultation in a safe & supportive community environment. Our holistic approach to fitness and training is proven, results-driven, and essential for your total transformation.

DAM Sport Fitness (Dynamic Athletic Movement) is a collection of fitness experts partnering with you to achieve your greatest self. Based in the Lake Merritt/Piedmont area of Oakland, CA, we provide classes designed to challenge an individual’s physical goals, specialized athletic training, & nutritional consultation in a safe & supportive community environment. Our holistic approach to fitness and training is proven, results-driven, and essential for your total transformation.

5pm-Intro to Slack Linning with Jean-Michael 

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3pm-Health diet/martial arts with Che and Tur-Ha

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Tent #1 Free Workshops located near the corner of Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd

1pm -Get out to Vote! Voter Educational workshop

  Get Out To Vote Workshop        Oakland Votes’ mission is to increase voter engagement in Pan African communities through non-partisan policy education. Sign up for this workshop to learn important information on voter’s registration, check your voting status, the importance of our vote and engage in discussion on state and local measures that directly affect our communities.       About Oakland Votes    Oakland Votes supports the participation of all Black, African, African American, and Pan African communities in Oakland in the American democratic process and voter engagement. Oakland Votes strives to increase civic and voter engagement by conducting educational workshops, offering digital and pamphlet voter support tools, and hosting community gatherings to generate awareness and collaboration.   

Get Out To Vote Workshop  

 Oakland Votes’ mission is to increase voter engagement in Pan African communities through non-partisan policy education. Sign up for this workshop to learn important information on voter’s registration, check your voting status, the importance of our vote and engage in discussion on state and local measures that directly affect our communities. 

 About Oakland Votes

Oakland Votes supports the participation of all Black, African, African American, and Pan African communities in Oakland in the American democratic process and voter engagement. Oakland Votes strives to increase civic and voter engagement by conducting educational workshops, offering digital and pamphlet voter support tools, and hosting community gatherings to generate awareness and collaboration.

 

4pm-Intro to Real Estate - Home Buying W/ Shawneequa Badger

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2-Intro to Developing a Spiritual Practice W/ Alonzo Young

  The Importance of Having a Spiritual /Physical Practice as a Radical Act of Struggle      This introduction workshop explores the importance of having a spiritual/physical practice as a radical act of struggle and social justice.  It will be an engaging and interactive workshop where participants will discuss; what a spiritual practice is and how these practices support radical movements for struggle.  Participants will experience and practice samplings of various movements, forms, and breathing techniques that can be used to establish a healthy community and lifestyle.     A listing of people of color practice communities will be provided on request. Copies are limited.      Bio:  Alonzo "zochi" Young: Teacher, mentor, artivist, author, and founder of Njialife (an integrative and regenerative 360º system designed to support individuals, organizations, and communities to develop a health and wellbeing balance into their busy live/work lifestyles). Zochi has had a mindful practice and has taught movement arts and Taiji in particular since 1980. Since that time he has searched to expand his knowledge and experience in many disciplines including Zen, meditation, Kemetic sciences, Yoga practices and studies for the single purpose of transforming and healing communities. In addition to his work as a teacher and founder, he is also a certified Acu/Wellness Detox Specialist.   It is through this lens of restorative healing, Zochi gathers his inspiration to teach youth and communities. He is driven by the work of the ancestors and the many teachers who have come before him and through him to continue their support of creating liberated, healthy, resilient, and thriving communities. He does this by placing health and wellbeing at the center of his life and work.   He is particularly moved by the kinesthetic and sometimes cryptic teaching of "Ueshiba" (the Founder of Aikido), in his expression of movement as a vehicle to awaken a deeper and embodied interconnection to our humanity; the universal, naturalist and radical teaching of "Lao Tsu" in his teaching of 'Dao De Ching', expressed and embodied in the movements and principles of Taiji; and the ancient and spiritual Kemetic/African living wisdom often veiled from us in plain sight, reminding us all to first and foremost "Know Oneself". Through this exploration of self, an intuitive wisdom arises to lead to our personal liberation.   Zochi has taught mindful meditation & movement practices (Taiji, Yoga, & Qigong) to youth, adults, communities and institutions throughout the U.S., Africa, and Asia. He accredits his knowledge, teachings, and writings as fruit springing forth from his experiences as a teacher, the teachings of his many teachers, guides, and mentors, and the internal alchemy that occurs in the never-ending journey of practice.

The Importance of Having a Spiritual /Physical Practice as a Radical Act of Struggle

 

This introduction workshop explores the importance of having a spiritual/physical practice as a radical act of struggle and social justice.  It will be an engaging and interactive workshop where participants will discuss; what a spiritual practice is and how these practices support radical movements for struggle.  Participants will experience and practice samplings of various movements, forms, and breathing techniques that can be used to establish a healthy community and lifestyle.

 

A listing of people of color practice communities will be provided on request. Copies are limited.

 

Bio:
Alonzo "zochi" Young: Teacher, mentor, artivist, author, and founder of Njialife (an integrative and regenerative 360º system designed to support individuals, organizations, and communities to develop a health and wellbeing balance into their busy live/work lifestyles). Zochi has had a mindful practice and has taught movement arts and Taiji in particular since 1980. Since that time he has searched to expand his knowledge and experience in many disciplines including Zen, meditation, Kemetic sciences, Yoga practices and studies for the single purpose of transforming and healing communities. In addition to his work as a teacher and founder, he is also a certified Acu/Wellness Detox Specialist. 

It is through this lens of restorative healing, Zochi gathers his inspiration to teach youth and communities. He is driven by the work of the ancestors and the many teachers who have come before him and through him to continue their support of creating liberated, healthy, resilient, and thriving communities. He does this by placing health and wellbeing at the center of his life and work. 

He is particularly moved by the kinesthetic and sometimes cryptic teaching of "Ueshiba" (the Founder of Aikido), in his expression of movement as a vehicle to awaken a deeper and embodied interconnection to our humanity; the universal, naturalist and radical teaching of "Lao Tsu" in his teaching of 'Dao De Ching', expressed and embodied in the movements and principles of Taiji; and the ancient and spiritual Kemetic/African living wisdom often veiled from us in plain sight, reminding us all to first and foremost "Know Oneself". Through this exploration of self, an intuitive wisdom arises to lead to our personal liberation.


Zochi has taught mindful meditation & movement practices (Taiji, Yoga, & Qigong) to youth, adults, communities and institutions throughout the U.S., Africa, and Asia. He accredits his knowledge, teachings, and writings as fruit springing forth from his experiences as a teacher, the teachings of his many teachers, guides, and mentors, and the internal alchemy that occurs in the never-ending journey of practice.

5pm-Intro to Mental Health W/Myisha Hill

  Myisha T is a Speaker, Author and Motivational Mentor helping others to move beyond depression and live their best life now!  A single mom to 3 different-ability children she believes that personal advocacy is key to healing a broken areas of your life. After being hospitalized for suicidal ideation with a plan, she has continued to persist with her mental health wellness recovery action plan.  She is the founder of Brown Sisters Speak a mental health organization supporting women of color living with or supporting someone with a mental health condition

Myisha T is a Speaker, Author and Motivational Mentor helping others to move beyond depression and live their best life now!  A single mom to 3 different-ability children she believes that personal advocacy is key to healing a broken areas of your life. After being hospitalized for suicidal ideation with a plan, she has continued to persist with her mental health wellness recovery action plan.  She is the founder of Brown Sisters Speak a mental health organization supporting women of color living with or supporting someone with a mental health condition

3pm -Health Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Parenting  Class with Samsarah Morgan

   Aboout me: Samsarah Morgan is a doula, childbirth, parenting educator and student midwife with over 35 years experience . Her practice is Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life in Oakland, CA, She is also the founder and Executive Director of Oakland Better Birth Foundation, her goal is reduce infant and maternal mortality in the African American community, by providing information, education, and support to women and their families as well as providing access to doula care and childbirth and lactation education to all families regardless of their ability to pay.  websites  niahealingcenter.org  oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.com  doulasamsarah.wordpress.com  #blackgirlmagic- how to survive and thrivr in pregnancy and childbirth the workshop - Join samsarah as she shares 10 steps to having a vibrant and healthy pregnancy , childbirth and early parenting experience. Find out how you can avoid a c section, and actually enjoy the process of birthing your child and find out how your empowered and joyful birth and safeguard your life and that of your child!    L. Samsarah Morgan DD Cht    Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family life Birth Professionals of the Bay Area,  Bay Area Birth Keeper Doulas, Oakland Better Birth Foundation  Shiphrah's Circle Community Doula Program   510-393-7380  - cell Announcing the publication of Children's Village Tales of an Urban Nana by Samsarah Morgan. The physical copy of the book is available from,   https://www.createspace.com/5926898    10% of proceeds of the ebook and 20% of the physical book will be donated to the work of Oakland Better Birth Foundation  www.niahealingcenter.org   www.oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com   Join this group to stay in the loop on our next and future childbirth and early parenting classes and events!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/852257788233148/

Aboout me: Samsarah Morgan is a doula, childbirth, parenting educator and student midwife with over 35 years experience . Her practice is Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family Life in Oakland, CA, She is also the founder and Executive Director of Oakland Better Birth Foundation, her goal is reduce infant and maternal mortality in the African American community, by providing information, education, and support to women and their families as well as providing access to doula care and childbirth and lactation education to all families regardless of their ability to pay.

websites niahealingcenter.orgoaklandbetterbirthfoundation.comdoulasamsarah.wordpress.com
#blackgirlmagic- how to survive and thrivr in pregnancy and childbirth
the workshop - Join samsarah as she shares 10 steps to having a vibrant and healthy pregnancy , childbirth and early parenting experience. Find out how you can avoid a c section, and actually enjoy the process of birthing your child and find out how your empowered and joyful birth and safeguard your life and that of your child!

L. Samsarah Morgan DD Cht

Nia Healing Center for Birth and Family life
Birth Professionals of the Bay Area, 
Bay Area Birth Keeper Doulas,
Oakland Better Birth Foundation

Shiphrah's Circle Community Doula Program

510-393-7380 - cell

Announcing the publication of Children's Village Tales of an Urban Nana by Samsarah Morgan.

The physical copy of the book is available from,
https://www.createspace.com/5926898

10% of proceeds of the ebook and 20% of the physical book
will be donated to the work of Oakland Better Birth Foundation

www.niahealingcenter.org

www.oaklandbetterbirthfoundation.wordpress.com

Join this group to stay in the loop on our next and future childbirth and early parenting classes and events! https://www.facebook.com/groups/852257788233148/

Tent #2 Free Workshops located near the corner of Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd

1pm - Intro to the History of Pan Africanism with Refa

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4pm- Intro to Diaspora Dialogues with Nunu

   This is a Black-only space.    African Diaspora Dialogues Today, Oakland’s 28% Black populationis fast changing and quite diverse. Whether we call ourselves African-Americans, Africans, Caribbean and Afro Latinos,  we are part of the growing diverse Black community; but our ethnic identities also matter, statingsimilarities and difference.  The African Diaspora Dialogues is intentional open space for frank and courageous conversations about race and identity between Black communities.  This is an introduction to the Dialogues, with provocative and interactive conversations.         The Dialogues are project of Priority Africa Network (PAN)  www.priorityafrica.org      

This is a Black-only space.

African Diaspora Dialogues
Today, Oakland’s 28% Black populationis fast changing and quite diverse. Whether we call ourselves African-Americans, Africans, Caribbean and Afro Latinos,  we are part of the growing diverse Black community; but our ethnic identities also matter, statingsimilarities and difference.  The African Diaspora Dialogues is intentional open space for frank and courageous conversations about race and identity between Black communities.  This is an introduction to the Dialogues, with provocative and interactive conversations.

 

The Dialogues are project of Priority Africa Network (PAN) www.priorityafrica.org

 

2pm - Intro to Police Accountability with Ghetto Prophet

  Workshop description: - overview of policing practices in oakland from the riders to now - Oscar Grant and the rise of resistance to state terror in the Bay Area - why APTP was formed - how people can get involved - group discussion about 21st century solutions to community safety that do not include police  The Ghetto Prophet aka GP is a 36 year old Father, Poet/Spoken Word Artist, Organizer, and Activist Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the O.N.Y.X Organizing Committee and the A-PTP(Anti-Police Terror Project). Former host of "Holla Back" Open Mic Poetry Series @ East Side Arts Alliance Culteral Center in Oakland. He's performed along with tha Lower Bottom Playaz, The Last Poets, and Co-Founded Tha Usual Suspectz poetry team and part of the Paid Poet $ociety. A poetry team along with MoBetta Foster and Lady $audah, fellow artists and poets. As a poet he's performed throughout the Bay and throughout California. He's performed anr and conducted workshops on social justice at Humboldt State University. Performed@ Modesto College, Cal Berkeley, the One Life Intstitute, Jahva House, and numerous other venues throughout the state including, but not limited to Projects, Pennitentiaries and Courthouses all over the state for the Cause of Social Justice and Afrikaan Liberty.  the Onyx organizing committee is a Black Liberation Organization dedicated to the liberation of All Afrikaan communities from poverty and violence. inequitable housing and unfit school systems and to eliminate All forms of state sanctioned terror and opression from within our communities.  APTP a project of the Onyx organizing committee is dedicated to fighting police and state sanctioned terror and violence and holding the state accountable for that violence. Former victim of police Terror and violence both on the streets and while incarcerated has been organized and consistently since his last released from State confinement in 2009.    

Workshop description: - overview of policing practices in oakland from the riders to now - Oscar Grant and the rise of resistance to state terror in the Bay Area - why APTP was formed - how people can get involved - group discussion about 21st century solutions to community safety that do not include police

The Ghetto Prophet aka GP is a 36 year old Father, Poet/Spoken Word Artist, Organizer, and Activist
Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the O.N.Y.X Organizing Committee and the A-PTP(Anti-Police Terror Project).
Former host of "Holla Back" Open Mic Poetry Series @ East Side Arts Alliance Culteral Center in Oakland.
He's performed along with tha Lower Bottom Playaz, The Last Poets, and Co-Founded Tha Usual Suspectz poetry team and part of the Paid Poet $ociety. A poetry team along with MoBetta Foster and Lady $audah, fellow artists and poets.
As a poet he's performed throughout the Bay and throughout California. He's performed anr and conducted workshops on social justice at Humboldt State University. Performed@ Modesto College, Cal Berkeley, the One Life Intstitute, Jahva House, and numerous other venues throughout the state including, but not limited to Projects, Pennitentiaries and Courthouses all over the state for the Cause of Social Justice and Afrikaan Liberty. 
the Onyx organizing committee is a Black Liberation Organization dedicated to the liberation of All Afrikaan communities from poverty and violence. inequitable housing and unfit school systems and to eliminate All forms of state sanctioned terror and opression from within our communities. 
APTP a project of the Onyx organizing committee is dedicated to fighting police and state sanctioned terror and violence and holding the state accountable for that violence. Former victim of police Terror and violence both on the streets and while incarcerated has been organized and consistently since his last released from State confinement in 2009.

 

5pm - Intro to Colorism with Natty Pearson

   Attendees will learn about the origins of colorism within the African American culture and it’s prevalence among African Americans in general and African American women, in particular.  Additionally, participants will learn how images of African Americans within the media and social media have become tools of internalized oppression, such as colorism.  Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how internalized oppression is traumatic and its  impact one’s self esteem.  Finally, a discussion regarding coping strategies and ways to foster resilient and healthy relationships among African Americans will also be facilitated.      BIO:   Natalye Pearson, Psy.D. earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010.  She has worked with underserved and marginalized populations in the San Francisco Bay Area including African Americans, Latinos, LGBQT, people living HIV/AIDS, sexually exploited girls, and communities impacted by community violence and poverty.  Furthermore Dr. Pearson specializes in treating trauma survivors, chemical dependency and people of color suffering from the impact of internalized oppression on their self-esteem.  For her dissertation, Dr. Pearson studied the impact of colorism on dark skinned African American women’s self esteem and the ways in which they developed and maintained resiliency.  Currently, Dr. Pearson provides chemical dependency treatment to adults in San Francisco.  Multiculturalism, in particular the study of the emotional impact of internalized oppression and privilege, are of great interest to Dr. Pearson, as she believes creating healthy dialogues and psychological exploration around these issues are essential to healing prejudice.  

Attendees will learn about the origins of colorism within the African American culture and it’s prevalence among African Americans in general and African American women, in particular.  Additionally, participants will learn how images of African Americans within the media and social media have become tools of internalized oppression, such as colorism.  Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how internalized oppression is traumatic and its  impact one’s self esteem.  Finally, a discussion regarding coping strategies and ways to foster resilient and healthy relationships among African Americans will also be facilitated.  

BIO: Natalye Pearson, Psy.D. earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010.  She has worked with underserved and marginalized populations in the San Francisco Bay Area including African Americans, Latinos, LGBQT, people living HIV/AIDS, sexually exploited girls, and communities impacted by community violence and poverty.  Furthermore Dr. Pearson specializes in treating trauma survivors, chemical dependency and people of color suffering from the impact of internalized oppression on their self-esteem.  For her dissertation, Dr. Pearson studied the impact of colorism on dark skinned African American women’s self esteem and the ways in which they developed and maintained resiliency.  Currently, Dr. Pearson provides chemical dependency treatment to adults in San Francisco.  Multiculturalism, in particular the study of the emotional impact of internalized oppression and privilege, are of great interest to Dr. Pearson, as she believes creating healthy dialogues and psychological exploration around these issues are essential to healing prejudice.  

3pm - Restorative Justice with Hypno

  Garry “Malachi” Scott is the re-entry/community restorative justice coordinator for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. He co-founded the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council and is on the Safety and Services Oversight Commission (Measure Z) in Oakland. Malachi has journalistic experience with written articles in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and featured on other articles around the issue of incarceration. He came to restorative justice through the Victim Offender Education Group, a program of the Insight Prison Project, while incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. During his incarceration he obtain an Associates Degree, co-founded a restorative justice base group called Kid C.A.T. (Creating Awareness Together), and was the sports editor for the San Quentin News.     Rahkii "Hyp" Holman is currently a reentry intensive case manager and Restorative Justice Facilitator at Community Works West, where he provides intensive case management for reentering adults from the county jails in San Francisco. Formerly, he was an RJ facilitator for The Insight Prison Project at the Central California Women’s Facility and Camp Sweeney the juvenile justice camp in San Leandro. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a degree in psychology and was a facilitator for the RJ program on campus. 

Garry “Malachi” Scott is the re-entry/community restorative justice coordinator for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. He co-founded the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council and is on the Safety and Services Oversight Commission (Measure Z) in Oakland. Malachi has journalistic experience with written articles in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and featured on other articles around the issue of incarceration. He came to restorative justice through the Victim Offender Education Group, a program of the Insight Prison Project, while incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. During his incarceration he obtain an Associates Degree, co-founded a restorative justice base group called Kid C.A.T. (Creating Awareness Together), and was the sports editor for the San Quentin News.

 

Rahkii "Hyp" Holman is currently a reentry intensive case manager and Restorative Justice Facilitator at Community Works West, where he provides intensive case management for reentering adults from the county jails in San Francisco. Formerly, he was an RJ facilitator for The Insight Prison Project at the Central California Women’s Facility and Camp Sweeney the juvenile justice camp in San Leandro. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a degree in psychology and was a facilitator for the RJ program on campus. 

6pm-Intro to Black Business ownership with Kumi Rauf

  On Sunday September 4th we will be discussing how to build successful Black businesses. The topics we will cover are:  How to conquer fear and manage risk  How to start your business  Marketing for Black businesses  Case Study: I Love Being Black  Come with an open mind and a positive spirit. There is no better time than now to do what you already know you should be doing.

On Sunday September 4th we will be discussing how to build successful Black businesses. The topics we will cover are:

How to conquer fear and manage risk

How to start your business

Marketing for Black businesses

Case Study: I Love Being Black

Come with an open mind and a positive spirit. There is no better time than now to do what you already know you should be doing.