The Oakland Asian Cultural Center welcomes filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist MARA AHMED

Please join us for two evenings of what will most certainly be an engaging, educational and transformative experience.

View a graphic collage exhibition rich in cultural symbolism and personal memory —

THIS HEIRLOOM
Graphic Collage Exhibition
February 7, 2018
Opening Reception 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Exhibition Dates:
February 7 – April 26, 2018
Free and Open to the Public

Two Film Screenings: February 7 & 8, 2018

A THIN WALL 

February 7, 2018
7:15pm
Doors Open 7pm
Free and Open to the Public

THE MUSLIMS I KNOW 

February 8, 2018
6:30pm
Doors Open 6:15pm
Tickets: $10 / Available on Eventbrite

Both film screenings followed by Q & A with Mara Ahmed

OACC Lunar New Year Celebration

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Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
388 9th Street Suite 290, Oakland, California 94607

Music, dance performances, arts & crafts such as lantern-making, vendors, & more! This year, OACC’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration is partnering with the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s LNY celebration for a free indoor and outdoor extravaganza for all to enjoy as we welcome the year of Dog!

Schedule for OACC outdoor performance on Saturday, February 3.

1:00pm

China’s Spirit Music Ensemble

Guzheng (Chinese Zither) performed by students of Winnie Wong (www.winnieguzheng.com)

1:30pm

Kid’s Go Mandarin Music & Movement performed by students of Vita Hsieh (www.kidsgomandarin.com)

1:45pm

Tai Chi by students of William Dere 

3:10pm

Emeryville Taiko by Taiko Adult Beginner Students of Susan Horn (www.etaiko.org)

3:30pm

GER Mongolian Youth Center performed by students of Batzorig Dorji, State Merit Artist

(www.gercenter.org)

4:00pm 

Shaolin Kung Fu performed by students of Jun Jun Wu

Film Screening: ‘Defender’ Followed by Q&A With San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi

adachi-defender-web-only.jpgJanuary 27, 2018    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
388 9th Street, Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607

Limited seating reserve your FREE ticket at Eventbrite

Defender, created by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and Jim Choi, focuses on Adachi and his team during the racially-charged trial of Michael Smith, a 22-year-old African American man.  Smith was charged with nine counts of resisting arrest after being pulled off a BART train with his girlfriend and wrestled to the ground by officers. The incident, which was caught on police body cameras and commuters’ cell phones, occurred after a white passenger falsely reported Smith had a gun.

The 70-minute Defender also focuses on the case of a San Francisco father being held in an immigration detention facility while the Public Defender’s fledgling immigration unit fights for his release.

THE DANCERS DEN: Spreading Lindy Hop love to Oakland and Beyond!

The Dancers’ Den is a monthly dance venue set in the beautiful ballroom of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

WHEN:  2nd Friday of each month

SCHEDULE:

7 – 8 pm: Intermediate Lesson with Jean and Bromley

8 – 9 pm: Beginner Lesson with Jean and Bromley

9 – 11:30 pm: Social Dance

TICKETS: Sold at the door, cash only please.

$15 for Social Dance Only

$20 for One Class + Social Dance

$25 to take both Intermediate and Beginner Classes + Social Dance

Check out the Dancers Den Facebook Page for more information.

For questions, please email Jean and Bromley