It was an exciting and fun day on October 22nd, 2022 from 11-4pm! We invited community for a FREE event! We asked folks to come through for some FREE pumpkins, face painting, jumpers, food and music. At FREEdom Farm 10451 MacArthur Boulevard in East Oakland!
Special thanks to our staff and team for putting together a fun event for our community in East Oakland. Here is a collection of pictures and images from our team that documented the amazing and fun event for families in East Oakland.
Oakland Family Reunion is a FREE friendly family event where families are able to come together and reunite and spend it playing games, dancing, and painting. The purpose of this event was to create a healing space and to remind Oakland the importance of family. An event that also uplifted and supported local vendors by allowing them to sell their work to the community.
I would like to thank Urban Peace Movement for allowing us to take part in this event and allowing us to bring a dunk tank where the community would be able to enjoy themselves. A huge thank you to Diego, Don Mauricio, Sikander, and everyone else who volunteered to get dunked on the dunk tank.
Pictures by Noemi Salmeron and Lizette Perez.
HOMIES Empowerment staff take annual learning journeys to help broaden our lens on solidarity and support and be allies to our communities across differences. In 2021, HE took a trip to El Salvador and Guatemala. We met some amazing leaders and mentors as we experienced the land and the indigenous peoples. Here are some of the photos of that trip. Enjoy.
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The Love Packages program has a new team member. It's our very own Don Mau!
We asked Don Mau: "Why do you think the Love Packages program is important?" / "¿Por qué crees que es importante el programa 'Love Packages'?".
“Love Packages is important for all those people who are in some way disabled and / or can't help themselves to get to our #freedomstore for their food and that's why love packages were created to give relief to these people and show them our love through the food boxes and thus take care of our most vulnerable community members”
“Love Packages es importante para todas aquellas personas que están de alguna manera discapacitadas y/o no pueden evitar llegar a nuestra #freedomstore por sus alimentos y es por eso que se crearon love packages para brindar alivio a estas personas y mostrarles nuestro amor. a través de las cajas de alimentos y así cuidar a los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad”
~ Don Mauricio, Homies Empowerment ~ Love Packages program
Here is Don Mau and our young leader, Jose posing in front of our refrigerated van donated by Steph Curry and the Eat Learn Play Foundation so we can use it to deliver food to our community. Thank you to Don Mau, Angelica and Jose for taking care of our relatives at home.
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