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Rooted In Power Celebration & Panel Discussion

December 3 @ 5:00 pm 8:30 pm


Join us for the “Rooted in Power” Oakland Roots End of Season Celebration and Panel Discussion at the Oakland Museum of California!

The Oakland Roots and Oakland Soul will debut their new team jerseys by MEYBA, designed in partnership with the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation. These revolutionary, first-of-their-kind jerseys will feature visually powerful imagery honoring Oakland’s community and politically active roots.

Get inspired by a powerful conversation about the intersection of sports and activism, starting at 5:30 pm. Moderated by Ameer Hasan Loggins Ph.D., the panel features Fredrika Newton, former Black Panther Party member and activist; Dr. Nas Mohamed, first openly gay Qatari and founder of the Alwan Foundation; Abbas Muntaqim and Delency Parham, community organizers and hosts of the Hella Black podcast; and Dania Cabello, former pro-soccer player and “Sports Liberation Educator.” Tickets to the panel discussion are $19 and include all access to the celebration.

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to buy the new team jersey, then make your way to the OMCA Garden for the end-of-season festivities, including live music, performances and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Town Fare cafe. A portion of the proceeds from jersey kit sales will be donated to the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation and the Oakland Roots Justice Fund.

*Please note, OMCA’s galleries and exhibitions close at 5pm on Saturdays and will not be open during this event.


This is a ticketed event with two ticket options. All tickets are limited, and there will be no day-of ticket sales. As this event is sponsored by Oakland Roots SC, Oakland Soul SC, and is in part benefiting the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, there are no OMCA Member discounts.

Celebration: FREE
Celebration + Panel Discussion: $19

Program Schedule

5 pm – Doors open at 50 Tenth St. for all ticket holders 

5:30 pm – Ticketed panel discussion in the James Moore Theater

6:30 pm   – Celebration in the Garden

6:45 pm – Jersey unveil 

7:00 pm – Fundraising and Award Ceremonies 

8:30 pm – Event concludes

“Rooted in Power” is a collaboration between the Oakland Roots SC, Oakland Soul SC, and the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation.


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