Thursday October 8, 2015
Hello friends and peers,
This month, we would like to pull all attention to how the arts and culture of a community are important not just to creative placemaking, but also integral for place-keeping. San Francisco has been in a constant battle to keep it's artists and cultural institutions in place, and it's no secret that the rest of the Bay Area shares this struggle. Across the water next Wednesday, October 14th, the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition (OCNC) will be hosting it's fourth action planning meeting, which all are encouraged to attend. Be sure to read below on how you can get involved, what you can do, and why we must advocate for our cultural organizations in an effort to combat further displacement.
Lauren Benetua, EAP Jolly Good Fellow