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|Oakland: Sierra Club "This Black Soil"|
|Date||Friday March 30|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
THIS BLACK SOIL
Presented by the Sierra Club of Northern Alameda County
This inspiring and provocative new film chronicles the successful struggle of Bayview, Virginia, a small and severely impoverished rural African-American community, to pursue a new vision of community and prosperity. This is the story of a community that fights the system, redefines the needs of poor people, and challenges all conventional ideas of community development. Over 75% of the community's citizens lived without running water, plumbing, efficient and safe heating, or transportation to the few jobs supported by the local rural economy. Under the leadership of visionary women, and brought about by the work of the Bayview Citizens for Social Justice, the extraordinary new rural village includes not only improved and affordable housing, but a sustainable economic base to earn a living wage, a community center for educating its residents, a daycare center, laundromat, and a community farm which not only provides jobs and income for the organization, but returns them to their roots, working on the land.
Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House.
$5 donations accepted.