A copa comunidad weekend is packed with fútbol, community, and political events. But because our community is larger and wider than our stretching circles, we’ve curated a list of off-the-pitch events from May 24 – 27th taking place in SF and Oakland.
Whether you want to visit a library exhibit documenting the struggle for Ethnic Studies, self-organize a group of futbolistas to get down at a West Oakland mini-festival, or take a hike in the East Bay hills, the bay has options:
Reem’s Bakery Turns 2!
On Friday futbolista Reem Assil’s bakery turns two! Come celebrate the end of our customer appreciation month and 2nd birthday of our bakery here in the Fruitvale. Happy hour all night! Free raffle for Reem’s swag and food! Beats by DJ Baagi!
Black Star (Talib Kweli & yasiin bey)
Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey) will perform at the beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland!
Marcus Shelby Quintet w/ Angela Davis
On Friday at SFJAZZ the author, activist, and educator Angela Davis joins Shelby’s all-star quintet for this evening of spoken word and music that illuminates the legacies of “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, Tammy Hall, Paula West, Tiffany Austin, and Kim Nalley.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask w/ Isaac Julien & Mark Nash
On Saturday at 7pm at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
Carnaval San Francisco
The 2–day festival will be held May 25th and May 26th on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets. Experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy.
We Belong: Connecting WWI Exclusionary Polices to Today
On Saturday join for “We Belong,” presented by the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”). The day will include guided docent-led tours of the exhibition, examining the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the important parallels to modern issues involving civil rights and immigrant communities. Donald K. Tamaki, partner at Minami Tamaki LLP and a member of the pro bono team that reopened the landmark Korematsu v. United States case, will present opening remarks and discussion along with Charles Jung, current AABA President.
WestFest – Bicicletas por la Paz 6th yr Bandversary
On Sunday join us for a post carnival mini-fest in West Oakland featuring Bicicletas Por La Paz and friends.
East Bay Report Back: Malaya Movement Summit in Washington DC
On Sunday May 26th join for an afternoon filled with food, fun, and performances as we share what we accomplished at the very first Malaya Movement Summit in Washington DC! Not only were we able to unite on calling for the ouster of current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, but many of us also participated in direct actions as well as lobby visits to cut funding from US tax dollars to the Philippines used for countless human rights violations all over the archipelago + support the defenders of human rights – from journalists, to vocal opposing politicians, to clergy, and grassroots organizers.
*Strike! Ethnic Studies Now
This exhibit is open all weekend and explores the events leading up to the strike, the campus strike and the need and enduring legacy of Ethnic Studies. After a months-long student-led strike fifty years ago, the country’s first College of Ethnic Studies opened at San Francisco State University. The Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups called the Third World Liberation Front led the movement for culturally relevant education and hiring of more faculty of color. Their protest galvanized the local community and made national news. Since then, colleges and universities across the country have opened Ethnic Studies Departments and California is currently developing a model curriculum for high school.