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


*Afro Peruvian Coalition
*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

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.