Afrikatown Presents: An Anti-Gentrication Block Party November 8th 1-7pm

{{brought to you by a community that refuses to leave}}

Qilombo and Afrikatown have never backed down from eviction notices or bulldozers, and WE WILL be around to help our community face down gentrification. We stand by other organizers who ask for Development without Displacement.

But we also know that we can’t fight the plans of developers, investors, banks, slumlords and the city without the strength of the people and all the beautiful communities we come from. Gentrification doesn’t have a simple definition. It doesn’t weaponize the same tactics of displacement each time it hits and it constantly has different faces. But one thing┬áis true: it silently destroys the stability of neighborhoods. It means our children won’t know what homes we grew up in & it means we won’t have inheritable spaces. it means the family homes that could be full of people AND children will be $1000 per bedroom (not affordable unless the kids, Elders, etc can chip in).

Qilombo isn’t going to stand by as property bankers, benevolent slumlords, & slimy politicians take away the little we have. Join us to not only hear from the community we love but to hear from the organizers against gentrification! Let’s bridge communication and share resources!

We will have performers, DJs, vendors, muralists and more! Another amazing Afrikan mural will be put up, this time facing San Pablo as a landmark for a community that won’t be leaving.

We are excited to announce that we will be creating another Afrikan Cobb structure (in addition to our new Cobb oven): small huts that will eventually be a village! Come for our homemade pizza, live music, brilliant speakers and poets, banner-making, mural painting and the love of a Community that refuses to leave!

Folks are welcome to bring knowledges to share, host a workshop in the garden, table for their organization and speak out!

TENATIVE LINE UP:

1:00 QILOMBO
1:10 DJ Jose Arias
2:05 TATU VISION
2:25 Ka’Ra- singer
2:45 Juju (poet)
3:00 QILOMBO ANNOUNCEMENT
3:15-3:45 Anti-Gentrification Panel: Q, Station 40,
4:05 DJ Jose Arias
4:45 CHHOTI MAA
5:00 WCC/SC
5:20 Nancy (hip hop artist)
5:35 Shamako Noble
5:55 OAKLAND MIND
6:20 DJ Destiny
6:50 JASMINE of New World Disorder