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The Afrikatown Community Garden is a project of Qilombo Community Center geared towards the radical, creative engagement and incitement of our neighbors within the McClymonds/ “Ghosttown” district and our supporting revolutionary activist communities. Our neighbors are largely low income and/or houseless Black & Brown people; specifically we want to acknowledge our neighbors who reside in […]

The Fight Against Gentrification: Qilombo Art Showcase & Gallery

The first thing you need to know is that Qilombo is having its FIRST of MANY Art Showcase & Gallery nights. Our first event is March 4th at 7pm, right around the time when you are winding down (or up) from First Fridays. There will be hella dope art and music, food and beverages, as […]

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 […]

Defend the Afrika Town Garden

In neighboring lot next door to the Qilombo, people from the community have come together to create a beautiful community garden and park on the block that is rapidly becoming known as Afrika Town. For many years the lot had been subject to piles of garbage, tall weeds, needles and feces, and the owner of […]

Mural & Garden Clean Up on March 7th!!

Welcome to Afrika Town! Our comrades and communities are invited to celebrate community resistance and empowerment with us on March 7th, Saturday! We will be creating a mural, building onto our garden, and cleaning up Qilombo!! Also, we are hoping to add a kitchen and are asking for an array of support for this project! […]

Qilombo Community Day Photo Recap

On Sunday November 23rd the community came together to build in and around Qilombo!

Emergency Fundraiser: Keep Qilombo Open!

We are in the midst of intense times and intense events happening here in the Bay Area, in this country and worldwide. It is a time where poor people and black and brown communities are under serious attack and facing heightened levels of violence and repression as well as ever changing tactics used by those […]

Ferguson MO Copwatch Reportback – Thursday October 23

Join Ferguson MO Copwatcher David Whitt of the The Canfield Watchmen and We Copwatch for a report back on the recent Police attacks in Ferguson, as well as the formation of The Canfield Watchmen, a newly formed Copwatch group in the neighborhood where Mike Brown was killed. Event includes video presentations of “The State of […]

Ferguson Reportback: Crosspolinating Radical Resistance Culture & Solidarity

Join the Oakland Solidarity Unit for an evening of community discussion, and report back from Ferguson. Skype Q&A directly with folks from Ferguson. Multimedia presentation: photography, video and interviews with the people of Missouri. Friday, October 3, 2014 Qilombo 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 7- 9pm light refreshments provided

Passing it On: a commemoration of Black August

On Friday Augst 1st, Qilombo will hosting the first in a series of discussions amongst Ilyasah Shabazz, Dhoruba Bin Wahad, and Ernesto Vigil. Join us, as we honor Yuri Kochiyama. The program will be followed by q&a.  

Important Date: Friday July 25th

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Warrior Hip Hop West Coast Tour Coming to Qilombo

Savage Family, X Vandals Outta the Bronx, Alas, and Shining Soul Building a culture of resistance through hip hop and art, and to inspire and educate others through hip hop, these artists are revolutionary artists, that use art to continue to build movement and solidarity across all sectors. To educate and inform, to fight oppression […]

Video from the History of Korean Anarchism

A few weeks back, Joyakgol was visiting the Bay Area and stopped by the Qilombo to give an awesome talk. He gave us a history of Anarchism in Korea since the Japanese-colonial period and gave us insight into the present. If you missed the talk–you can watch the video here.

Announcing the Qilombo Community Social Center Grand Opening

We officially re-opened in February, and have been busy putting in work, but we finally got around to releasing our opening announcement. Check it out!

Increased Computer Access in Qilombo!

We now have 4 functioning public computers in the space, increasing digital access for visitors to the Qilombo! Coming this summer will be free technology trainings, watch the Qilombo website and calendar for updates and more info! These computers are actively maintained, however we are in dire need of spare peripheral parts such as keyboards, […]

Korean Anarchist Joyakgol Visits Qilombo

Joyakgol gave a fantastic talk on the history of Korean Anarchism from the Japanese colonial period to the present on Tuesday. We were happy to host them, and express our solidarity with those struggling to protect JeJu island from the construction of a U.S. military base!

Graff Skill Share Transforms Our Face

This began today at Qilombo! Every Wednesday from noon to three come to the graffiti skill share to learn, practice, and transform the look of the space.

Art in Rebellion Grafitti Class

Beginning this Wednesday and continuing for the next month or so, one of our comrades will be skillsharing grafitti skills inside and outside of the space. Come help throw up some dope murals in Qilombo, all ages welcome!

First day of mutual aid food distro!

Today was the first day of the Qilombo food distro! This time around we had kale, broccoli, grapes, parsley, cilantro, apples, as well as rice and beans by donation (.50c-$1.00) We’ll be out here every Sunday sorting and packing, feeding ourselves and the community. Come volunteer and take a bag home for yourself!