Reflections of Healing 2014
Saturday June 14, 12 – 4PM
At the Defremery Park Recreation Center
1651 Adeline Street, Oakland California
This Saturday come celebrate Oakland champions, participate in making eight foot tall portraits, dialogue about healing in the community, honor the legacy of the Black Panthers, tie ribbons, and more. We welcome a new round of healers into the family of collaboratively created power figures from the Reflections of Healing project. Ten prominent Oakland-based healers were selected with help from Eastside Arts Alliance, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, the YMCA of the East Bay, the Oakland Museum of California and organizers from Oakland’s Life is Living festival. The healers are pictured as adolescents in the work, emphasizing the collective potential of youth, and were selected to represent diverse roles in the community such as educator, public health worker, immigrant rights activist, journalist, printmaker, and performance artist. Interviews with participants together with collaborative art-making will shape the finished pieces to be installed at various locations across Oakland in the fall.