Oakland Day

Friday November 18, 2016    12 pm to 2:50 pm


Oakland Day is an opportunity for Chabot students, teachers, parents and community members to come together to learn about and celebrate the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Oakland. This day will include interactive exhibits featuring culture, art, music, and social justice! Oakland Day is just one way our community is coming together to realize our school vision where: “Chabot students will feel included and valued so that they are able to take academic risks, problem solve, make connections, and use evidence to think critically.” What better way to realize this vision than spend the day learning and loving Oakland!

On Friday afternoon, November 18, from 12 – 2:50 students will leave their classrooms and join artists, musicians, and other Oakland notables to share and learn more about Oakland’s exciting past, present – and future! Students will all receive a Diversity Passport to document the different interactive workshops they engage in AND find “20 Fascinating Facts About Oakland You Never Knew”.

Workshop Leaders and Participants

Melissa Reyes (author) will lead an assembly based on her book “I Am Sausal Creek”.
Website: www.nomadicpress.org/store/iamsausalcreek

Kamaria Lofton (author) will lead a book reading and sing along about Oakland.
Website: www.likethemoonpress.com

Sarah Bush Dance Project will lead a dance workshop to show how to move your body like nature.
Website: sarahbushdance.org

Dane Frederiksen (Digital Accomplice) will lead a video-making workshop.
Website: digitalaccomplice.com

Koko Larson (Oakland artist and clothing designer/maker) will lead a felt-making workshop.
Website: www.kokotoshimalarson.com

Rachel Perl (artist and color consultant) will lead a paper mosaic making workshop.
Website: hueconsulting.com

Jonathan Brumfield (urban artist, Safe Passages) and Josefina Alverado Mena, J.D. (CEO, Safe Passages) will lead a mural making workshop.
Website: safepassages.org

Rebecca Weiner (drama teacher) will lead an innovative improv workshop.

Deborah McKoy and Shirl Buss (Urban Planners, UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools) will lead a mapping project.
Website: citiesandschools.berkeley.edu

Amy Ferraris (documentary filmmaker) will lead an oral history recording project.
Website: cappuccinomovie.com/filmmaker

Crystal Wahpepah (chef) will lead a Native American cooking workshop.
Website: www.wahpepahskitchen.com

André Cole (dancer) will lead a Turfin Street Dance workshop.
Website: www.andrecole.com