The Art of Reparations: MLK Day Showcase and Community Conversations
Oakland Unified School District partners with Spearitwurx and Oakland Museum of California for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event
The Art of Reparations: MLK Day Showcase and Community Conversations will feature community voices in response to OUSD’s Reparations Resolution
On Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance and celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Oakland Unified School District will host an engaging community event in partnership with Spearitwurx and Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). To be held onsite at OMCA, this free event will provide an immersive experience that highlights and uplifts the work of the OUSD Reparations Resolution. The resolution is OUSD’s commitment to acknowledging the history of systemic harm done to Black students and families in the district, and to investing in the repair of that harm.
The event will feature:
engaging opportunities to contribute meaningful input on how best to repair harm done to Black students and families
student and community artwork
MLK Oratorical Festival youth speakers
performances by Oakland-based cultural activists
interactive maker stations
information and resource tables
The event will be held from 12 to 3 pm PT at OMCA, 100 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607. There’s no charge for admission, and event attendees will be granted museum entry for free.