Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 at 7:06 pm in Night Owl.
WHAT: 2008 “The Original” Black August: Save Our Children featuring workshops, food and music with Ise Lyfe, the Caribbean All Stars, Naru, Warrior Woman, Emory Douglas, Antithesis Master Drummer Tacuma King, Nappy Tongues and many more…
WHERE: East Oakland Youth Development Center, 8200 International Blvd., Oakland CA 94621
WHEN: 12-8 p.m. Saturday and 12-10 p.m. Sunday
Black August began twenty-nine years ago to honor fallen brothers George Jackson, John Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. For the entire month of August, emphasis is placed on sacrifice, fortitude and discipline. Observers, inside the prisons and out, fast, train their bodies and minds and are visibly active in the community.
The Black August Organizing Committee (BAOC) is a community-based organization that was founded 29 years ago. We work to free Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Prisoners of Conscious. The BAOC actively maintains a community awareness of and involvement in the legal, medical and social issues affecting prisoners in general and politically conscious prisoners in particular. Additionally the BAOC strives to provide healthy alternatives for our youth in the streets and intervene where we can to prevent their entrance into the prison industrial complex.