Oakland First Fridays Festival - MARCH 3 PRESS RELEASE


Oakland First Fridays #GirlPower Celebration

Friday - March 3rd, 2017 from 5:00pm - 9:30pm

At 23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA (February 24th, 2017)  In commemoration of International Women’s Herstory Month, Oakland First Fridays brings you #GirlPower! We are excited for you to join us and Oakland’s favorite artists, crafters, musicians, and artisan food vendors as we celebrate and honor the herstory, the struggles, and the many achievements made by women all over !

About Oakland First Fridays: The Oakland First Fridays street festival is a monthly community program taking place in the Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District (KONO CBD). Up to 30,000 people visit the event each month, celebrating art, music, and creativity together on the streets of Oakland.

Main event highlights include: “Say It Loud” A Fashion Show by Mario B Productions -  The show features looks inspired by the love and glamour of retro 70’s fashion, with models strutting down the catwalk in styles inspired by the African-American Ballroom scene. Afros, jumpsuits and platforms will come down the runway to the beat of your favorite groovy funk and soul classics, sure to leave you feeling absolutely fabulous! And Live Performances by trans DJ and Producer Jasmine Infiniti, crowd favorite Ambreezy BA aka DJ Fela Kutchi, and Flamenco Spanish Gypsy Jazz band Barrio Manouche.

Featured Vendors Include: The Alipato Project is a non-profit that works to obtain financial justice for resisters of domestic violence by suing their abusers in civil court. Alipato sells Radical Feminist Coloring Books. 100% of the proceeds go directly toward providing free legal aid to resisters of domestic violence. Maya-Women’s Cooperative Ut'z Bat'z, a guatemalan cooperative made up of 9 women artists, who create handmade products using weaving styles unique to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. All Ut’z Bat’z sales will directly support this women led cooperative. Yema Clothing makes cute, comfortable and sexy looking athletic wear that will make you #FeelYourself, #EnjoyYourself and love your body. On top looking great, you will feel even better knowing that $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Road to Freedom Scholarship, an organization supporting education of young girls in Kenya.

March 2017 Sponsors include: Telegraph Health Center, Imperfect Foods and Sparkling Ice.
RSVP on Facebook:

View full entertainment line up here: http://eepurl.com/cECQDb

View full vendor listing and stage locations here: http://oaklandfirstfridays.org/Vendors-Map

Media and Sponsorship Contact: John Eric Henry, johneric@oaklandfirstfridays.org

Vendor and Entertainment Contact: Dominic Cheng, dominic@oaklandfirstfridays.org

General Inquiries: event@oaklandfirstfridays.org

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