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15th Annual Life is Living Festival

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ORGANIZATION: Youth Speaks

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LIFE is LIVING Oakland is a year-round project and annual Festival bringing a holistic approach to celebrating urban life through hip hop, intergenerational health, and environmental action.

On Saturday October 8, 2022, 7,000 people, the majority of whom are people of color and West Oakland residents, produce the festival by reclaiming critical public space and positioning life ­with healthy living and arts at its center ­as a necessary element of community identity, responsibility, and interaction.

The Festival features panels, workshops, activities and concerts, including an invitational dance battle, live action sports, sustainable materials construction projects, bay area theater groups and a Free Breakfast Program modeled on the work of the Black Panthers Party. As we reflect the voices of an emerging cultural majority, we recognize that our arts practices must echo and sustain the lives of the communities we engage.

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS AND POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Shift 1: 7:30 AM - 11:30am

Morning Crew

Volunteers will show extreme acts of love for the park and community through clearing walkways of obstructing waste, picking up litter, and getting the park festival ready! This will also include helping set up equipment and stages, putting up signs, helping staff tables, and more! Volunteers should come prepared with work clothes, gloves if they have any, and comfortable shoes. If you have specialized skills as a carpenter please note we are also looking to identify 5 - 10 specialists volunteers to build and assemble large structures in the park.

Shift 2: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Noon Crew

Volunteers will help continue with set up if needed, act as general runners, assisting the vendor areas, staffing tables, among other roles.

Shift 3: 3PM - 8 PM

Evening Crew

Volunteers will see the festival to the end! This role will include the same responsibilities as the Noon Crew, however, will also be helping us load up equipment and the breakdown process. These kind souls will help us clean the park as well.

COVID Protocol

As we continue to explore new opportunities to gather & build community within an ever-changing world, please view our full COVID policy at youthspeaks.org/covid/ .

Please note, we will check for up-to-date vaccination status and will ask people to mask up while not eating and drinking.

3 Shifts

  • Sat Oct 08, 2022 - morning / 07:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Volunteers will show extreme acts of love for the park and community by getting the park festival ready!
  • Sat Oct 08, 2022 - 11:00 AM to 03:30 PM
    Volunteers will help continue with set up if needed, act as general runners, assisting the vendor areas, staffing tables, among other roles.
  • Sat Oct 08, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
    Volunteers will help us load up equipment and the breakdown process. These kind souls will help us clean the park as well.
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About Youth Speaks

Location:

1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

Through the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high-quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.

Description

Youth Speaks understands & believes that the power, insight, creativity, & passion of young people can change the world, Youth Speaks has long been recognized for innovative arts education & youth development practices. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, Youth Speaks launched comprehensive programs for teens in & out of school, producing the first youth poetry slam in the nation in 1997, before launching national programs like the Brave New Voices Festival in 1998. Youth Speaks sustains an integrated series of programs, performances, and convenings that engage tens of thousands of youth locally, and hundreds of thousands nationally and globally. We continue to provide responsive and accessible programming during Covid-19 through online workshops, residencies, open mics, special events, campaigns, and publications.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Sat Oct 08, 2022
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1651 Adeline St.Oakland, CA 94607

(37.81242,-122.28701)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Event Management
  • Theater Arts
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers stay for their full shift.

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