When: Sat., Aug. 25, 12 p.m. 2018
Oakland’s Xicana Moratorium Day goes all the way back to 1970, when activists held what became known as the National Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War. It also called attention to injustices such as police brutality and systemic racism faced by Mexican Americans. The Oakland event has been celebrated in San Antonio Park annually since 2011, but this year, EastSide Arts Alliance is hosting it on its block just off 23rd Avenue instead. Much like the event at San Antonio Park, this weekend’s edition will also include DJs, speakers, art exhibits, and food vendors in a family-friendly atmosphere. Beyond those attractions, there are many reasons to attend, including supporting the community, raising up youth, and bringing awareness to the injustices people of color have been subjected to throughout the years — it’s even more important now considering the current political climate of the country.