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Oakland School for the Arts cast and faculty director, join us to talk about A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's seminal look at a black family moving on up and the impact of this physical relocation on their perspectives and the familial dynamics, 1950s Chicago. The cast is also participating in a community symposium: Healing through Community Change, Families Taking Action at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Room D 216, 7-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, donations go to the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation. Other guests include foundation and Till relatives: Airickca Gordon-Taylor, Executive Dir., her mom, Ollie Gordon, Social Justice Coordinator; Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant's mother; The Bluford Family; Walter Riley, Oakland based Civil Rights Attorney; George Calvis, Community Organizer, Clarence Thomas, Union organizer, Steve Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor organizer. Julia Chigamba joins us to talk about her family's community center in Harare, Zimbabwe and a fundraiser/concert at Ashkenaz, Sat., Nov. 23, 2013. Visit www.chinyakare.com Jack Bryson, Oscar Grant Foundation, and Marcel Jones, UC Berkeley Black Student Union join us to speak about the forum they organized and are participaing in at Allen Temple 11/18/2013. We close with a conversation with cultural ambassador and educator, Val Serrant, about 2 shows Dec. 13-14 at the Dance Palace & Community Center at Pt. Reys Station & the River Theatre in Guernville & features musicians Val Serrant, Sikiru Adepoju, Saminu Adepoju, Peter Fujii, Deszon Claiborne and Joel Smith in concert. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/512450
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