Sun, May 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Josie de la Cruz Park, 1637 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA 94601.
Live performances, resource tables, vendors, and artistic activities for All Ages!
Bring your family, a blanket and full picnic basket, donations for goodies that may catch your eye, comfortable clothing for morning yoga or Zumba, and your dancing shoes!
This event will be alcohol free!
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo is held to counter the consumer-driven culture being built around the Battle of Puebla, especially during a time of heightened displacement and mass incarceration.
Cinco de Mayo has been popularized in the U.S. as a holiday to buy and consume alcohol with full disregard to Mexican culture, when it truly stems from a revolutionary moment in history.
During the Battle in 1862, a small community of grassroots soldiers claimed victory over a heavily armed French military of thousands. By refocusing on this fact, we strive to deepen cultural roots and the spirit of community organizing.