FEELS III marks the third installment of Wine & Bowties’ annual art and culture festival. Curating an eclectic assortment of visual artists and musicians, FEELS III will function as an immersive experience aimed to bring together thriving art and culture scene of the Bay Area inside American Steel Studios. With over 800 people in attendance for the last event, FEELS III will serve as an optimal opportunity to communicate with an engaged audience of influential artists and creatives.
Saturday, July 11th
American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
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“Borders and Walls: From the U.S./Mexico Border to Palestine”
Ziad Abbas, program manager at the Middle East Children’s Alliance & Jody Sokolower, managing editor at Rethinking Schools
How can we use stories to help students see that Palestine connects to their own lives? How can we weave it into current curriculum? In this interactive workshop, highlighting the voices of Palestinian youth, we model lessons and share student-friendly resources that explore connections between the US/Mexico border and Palestine, including: police violence, impact on children and youth, checkpoints, prisons, US/Israeli ties, environment (e.g.,water), and resistance.
Look forward to weekly posts highlighting workshops and keynotes from the conference! Only 9 weeks away, July 9-12th at Laney College! Registration is now open on our official website: www.FMFP.org
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Workshop Highlight: “Voices of Teens With Incarcerated Parents” Project WHAT!, Oakland
Project WHAT! is a youth-led initiative that raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on youth. The impact on children is often overlooked, yet millions of us are struggling with it every day, disproportionately poor youth of color. Educators and community based activists will learn how to provide the best support possible to this population. Hear directly from the youth most impacted by this issue, and what they are doing to create change. For more info about Project WHAT! visit communityworkswest.org!
Attend powerful workshops like this one for youth and adults at Free Minds, Free People 2015, July 9-12th at Laney College Oakland! Registration now open at fmfp.org!
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“I Like it Kinky: Responding to Haters of Black Natural Hair with YouTube”
Presenters: Robin Phelps-Ward (Muncie, Indiana) and Crystal T. Laura (Chicago, Illinois)
Black girls who “go natural”—meaning abstain from chemically straightening their hair—often have a lot of haters: peers, family, teachers, people who make cultural artifacts that don’t look like Black naturals or policies that regulate how Black naturals can/cannot style their hair. This workshop, crafted with youth and the adults who love them in mind, explores how YouTube vlogs can be created to respond to negativity toward Black naturals and develop solidarity among them.
Look forward to weekly posts highlighting workshops and keynotes from the conference! Only 10 weeks away! Registration is now open on our official website!
Coming to Oakland, July 9-12th!
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