Photo: "Audience at Humanities Theatre" by Mohammad Jangda on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons license.
What, if anything, do the various candidates for mayor of Oakland intend to do for the arts? Ask them!
Several mayoral candidates will be put in the hot seat at the Oakland Mayoral Candidate Forum on Community & Cultural Development on October 9, answering questions put to them by you - the voters. Come out and grill your candidates on the issues of public funding for the arts, arts education, and arts as a major component for economic growth in Oakland. Make your voice heard!
Confirmed participants include Jean Quan, Jason Anderson, Rebecca Kaplan, Courtney Ruby, Saied Karamooz, Libby Schaaf, Patrick McCullough, Dan Siegel, Bryan Parker and Charles Williams.
When: Thursday, October 9, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Pro Arts, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Please RSVP to attend. We'd love to see you there!
See the Facebook event for more information.
Organizing Partners: Pro Arts, East Bay Housing Organizations, League of Women's Voters and Youth Uprising.
Community Partners: Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland East Bay Symphony and Satellite Affordable Housing Associates.
There will be an open community planning meeting on the arts in preparation for the forum: Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m. at Pro Arts.
The world belongs to those who show up. Show up for art.