Mo' Roots Fest

 Mo' Roots Fest


Celebrating the Life, Love, & Legacy of Monica Hastings-Smith
We invite you to gather as an intergenerational community to honor and celebrate Monica Hastings-Smith, our mentor, auntie, and musical director, who transitioned to the ancestor realm in June 2021.


Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 1:00–6:00 pm
Location: Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill, Oakland


FEATURING


Performances:
*Afro Peruvian Coalition
*BoomShake
*Gbedu Town Radio
*Manzanita SEED Elementary
*MJ's Brass Boppers


Art and Altar Installations:
*Julia LaChica
*Lola Caballero
*Vivian Adriana Renteria
*Afro Urban Society


Interactive Activities and Workshops:
*Abundant Beginnings + Mitali Purkayastha
*Girls Rock Camp
*House/full of BlackWomen
*Kulture Freedom Trivia Tournament


Dancing
Drumming
Food Vendors

Drawing on Monica’s life, love, and creativity, we will gather to celebrate their legacy and carry it forward. As we continue to learn and grow with Teacher Auntie Monica as our ancestor, BoomShake members, collaborating artists, and community participants will showcase songs, stories, musical compositions, performance pieces, visual art, and poetry.

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