Black History walk

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

NOTE: The walk is FULL. If you click on the ticket link, you can add yourself to the waiting list, and you will be automatically notified if space opens up.

For February, we’re partnering with the Oakland Walking Tours program and AAMLO (the African American Museum & Library at Oakland) to do a walk for Black History Month. We’ll also have Rehema Allen, of This is Oakland Bike Tours as a guest speaker. And we’ve got a variety of great black history events planned for the day!

The walk will begin at the Kaiser Auditorium south of Lake Merritt at 10AM. We’ll wind our way across downtown Oakland and reach AAMLO about 12:30. You can either bring lunch or grab something nearby.

At 1PM, we’ll get a special tour of AAMLO and its exhibits and features, including the amazing wrap-around “A Journey of Promise” Mural.

Then at 2PM, watch the documentary film, “Finding Our Place: The Oakland Black Veteran Experience”, part of AAMLO’s African Americans in Times of War series.

  • 10:00AM – walk begins at Kaiser Auditorium
  • 12:30PM – arrive at AAMLO; brown bag lunch or dine locally
  • 1:00PM – tour of AAMLO
  • 2:00PM – “Finding Our Place: The Oakland Black Veteran Experience”

As usual:

  • wear good walking shoes
  • bring water and a hat/sunscreen as needed
  • light rain is OK, heavy rain cancels
  • this is a level walk, about 1.8 miles
  • parking is limited, so use transit (start is close to Lake Merritt BART)
  • well-behaved dogs on leash OK for the walk, but not for museum events

Sign up on Eventbrite is required for the walk (10:00AM – 12:30PM). If the walk fills up, you can add yourself to the waiting list, and you will be automatically notified if a space opens up.

(Similarly, if you can’t make the walk, please cancel your sign up as soon as possible, so that someone else who wants to take part in the walk can attend.)

Read about last year’s version of the walk.

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