June 29 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as comedian W. Kamau Bell and filmmaker Ryan Coogler take to the OMCA Garden stage to explore the intersection of Oakland arts and culture with movements for social justice. The program will be followed by a celebratory reception featuring local live music and complimentary light bites, beer, and wine. Wear your festive attire for an extraordinary evening under the stars at OMCA!
Gathering in the Garden is a sliding scale event. With tickets ranging from $50 to $1,000, the party will bring together OMCA’s vibrant community of visitors, members, and donors. All proceeds support OMCA’s exhibitions and programs, serving hundreds of thousands of school groups, families, and community members.
Ticket sales are closed for this event.
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event.
About the Speakers
W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian, director, and host of the Emmy nominated docu-series United Shades of America.
Ryan Coogler is an Oscar nominated screenwriter, director, and producer who’s most notably known for his work with Marvel’s Black Panther and its sequel, as well as, Fruitvale Station.
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