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Oakland Voices Alumna Ayodele Nzinga is City’s First Poet Laureate

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division announced today our first poet laureate: Ayodele Nzinga. Ayodele was a part of the 2019-2020 Oakland Voices cohort. She is a playwright, poet, and community advocate. She will[Read more]
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Watch “Stories of Solidarity: API and Black Artists in Oakland Unite”

Last week, the Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission, along with City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas’ office, organized a virtual town hall and concert featuring Asian and Pacific Islander and Black artists in Oakland. The event[Read more]