Let’s come together to read, share inspiration, empowerment, and community. Please bring a selection from your favorite poem, speech or book authored by an African American. With the Golden Gate Library.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Golden Gate Spirit Neighborhood Walk with Oakland Urban Paths
Celebrate the community, meet neighbors, and learn how to get involved with Commons Archive!
Come early for delicious free BBQ provided by grill-master Mark Lasartemay, grandson of the pioneers of the East Bay Negro Historical Society. Hands-on demos by Kala print-makers, games for kids, musical performances and neighborhood information.
A research space dedicated to unpacking the personal collection of the pioneers Eugene and Ruth Lasartemay, who spearheaded the development of the Bay Area’s first archive of African Americans in the region. Weekly research sessions included meetings with the Lasartemay’s family, community members and local historians.
marksearch will scan your old snapshots, scrapbooks, and record your stories so that your histories are preserved and shared with the community. Let future generations know what it is like to live in this neighborhood.