Oakland Prepares for Annual City-Wide Service Day and Festival

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Abel Habtegeorgis (510) 910 - 2672

(Oakland, CA)- On July 28,  2012, the City of Oakland will have its 2nd Annual Service Festival organized by the award winning Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Over 30 service projects throughout Oakland and more than 300 volunteers have been confirmed thus far. The event is celebrating its 2nd year of festivities and will feature civic leaders,  community residents, and youth of all ages.

The Throwdown for The Town Schedule:

  • Saturday, July 28th, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 30+ service projects throughout Oakland
  • 12:00 PM - 4 PM Community Concert @ Snow Park (19th Street and Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612)
  • For all Press Inquires: Please contact Abel Habtegeorgis 510-910-2672 abel@ellabakercenter.org

After the morning of community service, there will be a festival and concert at Snow Park (19th Street and Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612). Headlining the performances is Oakland native music artist Mystic performing in her hometown for only public performance of the summer. There will also be food for volunteers, free HIV testing, community resources and businesses, local food trucks, music and dance. The event is family-friendly and an opportunity to build community after a hard day's work.

“This day will be about the Oakland community coming together and taking pride and ownership of their neighborhoods through service.  We want to show the community that service is a special way to share our gifts and talents with one another,” said Nwamaka Agbo of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, “Oakland is home to a very connected community of residents filled with so much hope and promise and we want to highlight that on this day”

The award winning Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive.