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Jackson Street Family Block Party

Tuesday, August 02, 2005
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Wil Oliver
Location Details:
15th Street & Jackson Street Intersection in downtown Oakland.

Hosted by:
The City of Oakland
Oakland Police Department
Brother2Brother/Sister2Sister, Inc.
East Bay Music Under Development

On Tuesday August 2, 2005 from 7pm to 9pm, Downtown Oakland’s Jackson Street with its brownstones and tree-lined lakeside views will play host to the first annual “Jackson Street Family Block Party!”

Research shows that neighborhoods are safer when residents know each other. This is your invitation to strengthen your neighborhood by participating in this Block Party that will bring your neighbors together. Each registered block party will receive a visit from police officers, fire fighters, or other city staff to talk with neighbors and to pass out give-away items.

Brother2Brother/Sister2Sister, Inc. is a community-based organization holistically serving people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic/terminal illnesses plus the larger community with prevention and education efforts. Since B2B/S2S projects began in 2001, we have served over 10,000 people with one-to-one support, local social gatherings, care/treatment referrals, graphic/video/WWWeb design campaigns, Yahoo! Groups with Internet sites and email servers, and outreach at bay area community-level events. We’ve done a lot. None of it has been done alone. It truly does take the entire village to meet the needs.

Local merchants are participating by provided raffle items, food and drink. A variety of Community service organizations will be on hand to inform residents of important social services available locally. Speakers have been invited to highlight the importance of anti-violence efforts, good citizenship, and community policing. Mellow live and Deejay musical entertainment provided by local artists produced by Matt Price’s East Bay Music Under Development. Residents are being asked to play a more active role in our own and each other’s safety. A petition will be circulated to establish zoning of Jackson Street from 14th to 17th streets and the 15th Street Corridor for residential parking stickers, which currently save residents thousands of dollars annually. This signing effort has failed several times in the past for lack of support.

The Jackson Street Block Party! is being coordinated by Mr. Wil Oliver, longtime Bay Artist for Social Change, along with Mr. Matthew Price, Music Producer.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jul 26, 2005 7:45AM
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