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August 9, 2016

Telling Oakland's Story Through Zines

Workshops by Rock Paper Scissors Collective and an original zine share the voices of Oakland's youth and residents

By Niva Flor, OMCA Community Programs Manager

In the video above, youth from the YMCA of the East Bay's summer camp made zines in a workshop with Rock Paper Scissors' member Kristi Holohan, and responded to questions about where they live from their own perspectives. 
 
Special exhibition Oakland, I want you to know… touches on topics of gentrification, displacement, and community resilience. OMCA Connect works with local neighborhood organizations to bring participatory art projects to events and communities immediately surrounding the Museum. This year, OMCA Connect bloggers asked event participants to respond to the many issues and themes present in the exhibition. Oaklanders' voices, stories, and images also appear in a new zine, Lost + Found, made in collaboration with Rock Paper Scissors. Read the zine below in full, or pick up a copy in the exhibition now through October 30.
 

 

 

 

Oakland, I want you to know… runs through October 30, 2016. The Lost + Found zine is available for free in the exhibition .

The opinions expressed in the zine and video do not necessarily reflect those of the Oakland Museum of California, its staff, Board of Directors, or other affiliated parties.