We stand with you

We are heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd. We are still heartbroken by the murders of Oscar Grant, Gary King Jr. , Kenneth Harding Jr. and so many more.

Oakland Art Murmur stands with our community in denouncing the murder of George Floyd and all incidents of police brutality and racial violence. We stand with all in our community who have been marginalized, oppressed and who have been harmed by our government, systems and institutions.

As artists, curators and cultural workers we are called to encourage our Oakland community to engage in creative and artistic action in response to the demands of the moment. Free speech is part of Oakland’s DNA and now, more than ever, we support our community of artists that raise critical consciousness, build community, and promote positive social change. In this time, we especially look to POC-led movements to guide where to contribute our creativity, resources, and energy. We believe that art will help us heal.

– Oakland Art Murmur Board of Directors, Member Arts Venues and Spaces

Some ways to help

Local Resources:

http://www.eastoaklandcollective.com/
https://www.surjbayarea.org/
https://www.gofundme.com/f/bay-area-bail-fund
http://www.oaklandindiealliance.com/repair
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-oakland-small-biz-get-cleaned-up

National Resources:

https://blacklivesmatter.com/