PLACE for Sustainable Living's 8-year Birthday Benefit


We're very excited to be celebrating 8 years of building community via classes, events, placemaking projects, neighborhood activities, street festivals, street art activism, teach-ins and so many more valued collaborations we have engaged in with our allies and partners! And we'd like to be able to do more... As such, this benefit is in conjunction with our fundraising campaign: For the Love of PLACE! 

We recently acquired a 3-year lease extending through 2021 and with this renewed sense of security at our location, we intend to raise the money needed to become ADA accessible and make some upgrades to the facilities for more youth programs.

We hope you'll join us and help get the word out about this benefit and our campaign that will get announced on Earth Day.



We're honored to have an opening Ohlone blessing by Kanyon Sayers-Roods from Indian Canyon Nation; Mutsun-Ohlone.


DAVID SATORI’S FLEA MARKET JAM featuring members of Beats Antique and Dirtwire.


THE DOGON LIGHTS, West Oakland meets West Africa, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali.


AUDIOPHARMACY LIVE / DJ Set by Indigenous World Hip-hop ensemble featuring a diversity of musicians and performance artists from all corners of the Earth. Teao Sense featuring Ras K'Dee x The Cardinal Project & more


SAMBAFUNK! Carnaval Explosion presents FUNKTERNAL, who combine cultural elements from Africa, Brasil and the Americas, SambaFunk! using music and dance to bridge cultural gaps while creating a healthy and safe place of cultural creativity.


OUR MCEES FOR THE EVENING: Hood Hippies & BT CLN: Band Together Creative Liberation Network, founded by Bay Area local hood hippies  #theRealHoodHippies, Amutabi Todaii Haines and Amani Will / Wa Ama & The Lion Truth. An artist collective and an experiment in the merging of edge zones, the decentralization of power, and the Banding Together in Creative Liberation. A Band of story-tellers, educators, artivists, healers, and earth workers, amplifying the frequencies that set us free and show us how free we already are. IG:CLNnow


Donate An Item or Service To Our Silent Auction

Whether you’re a massage therapist, tree pruner, have gardening or automotive skills, can offer art instructionals or counseling, or any number of other valuable skills or items with some value, we’d be grateful to you for the offering it to our silent auction! Simply fill out the required sections in our short, Get Involved form and we’ll get back to you!


Work Trade Available?

This is a benefit fundraiser which kicks off our #FortheLoveofPLACE crowdfund campaign, so we're inviting $$ contributions. But we understand that some of our PLACE friends and family are not in a position to contribute financially, and there are other ways to support! Eg. distributing flyers, helping w/our silent auction, or donating to it (art, books, skills, services, more!), tabling support, general support, and more. If you wish to be on our team for this, please fill out our short, Get Involved form and we’ll get back to you!


  • April 26, 2019 at 8pm – April 27, 2019
  • The New Parish
    1743 San Pablo Ave
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
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  • Veronica

Will you come?