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Undocumented Heart: Oakland's Day Laborers Tell Their Stories

'Undocumented Heart: Oakland's Day Laborers Tell Their Stories' is a free series of storytelling/community dialogues and exhibitions that explores the lives of undocumented workers in the context of our time through their testimony, words, works of art, poetry, and prose.


Center for History & Community at
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2488 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland

Day Laborers will speak followed by discussions moderated by Dr. Alex Saragoza of University of California, Berkeley, Gabriela Galicia, Executive Director of Street Level Health Project, and Professor Linda Ivey of California State University, East Bay. 

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'What Drives the Crisis: Corporations, Governments, and Climate Change'
Saturday, September 8, 5:00-7:00 PM


Saturday, October 6
5:00-7:00 PM
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2465 34th Avenue, Oakland

The exhibition will be installed at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, a diverse low-income community, in the outdoor Museum Without Walls on ten 8’x 10’ panels. Eminent artists—quilter Marion Coleman, painter Ramon Carrillo, and graphic artist Jeff Norman—are leading art workshops with the day laborers. The artists will also create their own artworks inspired by the project’s themes.

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