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OACC E-News: February 2018 Edition
Events / Exhibitions / Workshops / Classes

        Our 2018 Lunar New Year Festival this past Saturday was a huge success. Over one thousand people (yes we kept track, with our counter) came to the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and participated in a variety of arts and crafts activities, dancing and children's book readings. Pictures from the festival will be on our Facebook page very soon.

We would like to give a special thanks to
 our first-time OACC Volunteers Magdalena Luszcz, Alexandra Hesse and Madhavi Phadnis for facilitating our peace-lantern and shadow puppet arts and crafts stations in Room 4 and 5, our interactive bhangra and ballroom dancing in the auditorium. Many thanks to Crystal Lee for co-managing the Festival, our Key Club Volunteers for greeting our guests and passing out hundreds of flyers outdoors! And we would also like to thank our returning OACC Volunteers, Peter Jew,  for videography and his friend, Jimmy Gao, for photography. 

This past month we highlighted Jeff Adachi's documentary film, The Defender, and hosted a special Q & A on January 27 with Jeff Adachi himself exposing the inadequacies of the criminal justice system in the Bay Area.

This month of February 2018 we have an amazing-line of events that are a must-not-miss! We hope to see you there!


Anthony Brown
& Asian American Orchestra
w/ Voices of a Dream Ensemble

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Doors open 6:30pm
Orchestra starts 7:00pm

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Tickets available on eventbrite and at the door. 
For more information on the Asian American Orchestra and the Voices Of A Orchestra visit the links below. 


This performance is supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation with a grant to Anthony Brown and AAO. We would love to see you at this event as we welcome back to OACC Anthony Brown and the AAO!

Calligraphy Classes 
Taught by Mr. Liu 
February 7, 14, 21 and 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Classes are free, Materials: $10

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Two Languages / One Community
FREE Literary Workshop Series

Fridays: February 23, March 23 & April 13, 2018

Sign-up online at https://tinyurl.com/2Lang1Community or
call 510-637-0455

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is partnering with two esteemed authors to provide a free literary workshop series for Chinese speakers or African American adults 55 and over who in live Oakland.  Over the course of three to four workshops, participants will be guided by the authors through structured exercises, individually, and in small groups, with the goal of supporting participants as they chronicle their experiences through creative storytelling.  Participants will write an original short poem or memory, which will be translated into English and Chinese, published, and shared at a public culminating event at OACC in May.  


'This Heirloom'
Graphic Collage Exhibition by Mara Ahmed

February 7 - April 26, 2018 


Chinese Ancestry Day
Saturday, May 26, 2018 

For more information & to register please visit 
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Volunteers play an important role in OACC's success, and we invite you to contribute your time and skills to helping us work towards vibrant, healthy, and just communities through arts and cultural programming. Currently we are at 20 volunteers, and are open to inviting more! 

For more information, please visit our volunteer website at

388 9th Street
Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607


Mon: 12-6pm
Tues: 12-6pm
Wed: 12-6pm
Thurs: 12-6pm
Fri: 12-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

1. By Mail
Make your check payable to
'Oakland Asian Cultural Center'
2. Donate securely online: oacc.cc/support-oaccs-weekly-classes/

- Large auditorium equipped with lighting, sound stage and dressing rooms
- A full-service kitchen for catering and culinary classes
- For more information contact:


Shaolin Kung Fu

Taiko Drumming

Qi Gong

Mongolian Dance for Youth

Go Mandarin Music 

Chinese Folk Dance 

Chinese Painting & Drawing 

Chinese Guzheng (Zither) 


Mongolian Dance, Language and Music for Youth

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander (API) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

OACC is supported by the City of Oakland, San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Akonadi Foundation, Cal Humanities, California Arts Council, Clorox Company Foundation, Comerica Bank, Macpherson Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, Asian Pacific Fund,  Bill Graham Foundation, Tulsa and Simone Fund, Zellerbach Foundation and individual donors.

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Suite 290
Oakland, California 94607

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