BOYS AND MEN OF COLOR PATHWAY RESOURCE FAIR
in association with the play
PLACAS: THE MOST DANGEROUS TATTOO
March 26-29, 2014 at Laney College Theater and Student Resource Center
Several community organizations are coordinating a Boys and Men of Color Resource Fair at Laney College from March 26th - 29th (4pm – 7pm each night) alongside the premiere of PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo, written and developed by Paul S. Flores starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash. We want to extend the opportunity for Oakland and Alameda County Boys and men of color (BMOC) to attend, participate and be uplifted in this work.
The BMOC Resource Fair will be held at the Laney Student Resource Center before performances of PLACAS from 4pm-7pm, and will be a combination of information, engagement and activity center. Including the following:
1. Tabling: Opportunity for community organizations including representatives from all four Peralta Colleges offering information on their specific programs attractive to BMOC including manufacturing, food service, construction, computer information, and health careers.
2. Health Services & Enrollment: Opportunity for families to meet with active enrollment agents for Covered California who will be on hand to sign up eligible attendees for health insurance offering bilingual health care info, health screenings and enrollment services on site.
3. Performances/Presentations: Opportunity for community organizations to provide resources and host 5-6 minute presentations on traditional healing, youth empowerment and spoken word, musical performances, fatherhood support, demonstrations and violence prevention resources.
Event sponsors include The Unity Council, Laney College, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Urban Strategies, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation (fiscal sponsor by La Peña Cultural Center) and The California Endowment.
BMOC RESOURCE FAIR PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
Peralta college programs at Merritt college
Berkeley Community College
College of Alameda
Laney College programs including the Construction
Media & Digital Arts and Manufacturing
The Men's Center
Ethnic Student clubs
Cultura y Bienestar at La Clinica de La Raza
Youth Alive: Teens On Target
Urban Peace Movement
Bay Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth
LIBRE at Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation
Communities United For Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
Latino Men and Boys Program at The Unity Council
Oakland Youth Engaged (OYE) The Unity Council
Beats Rhymes and Life
Brothers on the Rise
Determination from United Roots/Urban Peace Movement
Brotherhood of Elders
Young Gifted and Black
Alameda County Public Health Dept Covered California Enrollment and Health Providers
Ashland Youth Center