Oakland Youth Trip to El Salvador Report Back & Mural Opening Block Party!
Come out and support Oakland youth who traveled to El Salvador last summer! Hear their stories and upcoming adventures!
** DJ’s ** Music ** Dancing** Salvadoran Food**
Saturday, April 30th, 12-4pm
3340 Foothill Blvd, East Oakland
In the summer of 2010, a group of Oakland youth traveled to El Salvador with Movimiento, a youth-empowerment organization, and EcoViva, an organization that supports environmental sustainability, social justice and peace for communities in Central America.
Upon their return, the group decided to paint a mural to reflect their experiences and the history that they learned about this beautiful country. Founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project, Desi W.O.M.E, sat down with the group to facilitate the mural design. The mural was painted on Lupita’s Pupuseria, located at 34th and Foothill.
Lupita’s is an incredible restaurant and tamale truck run by Salvadorean members of the community who love to make traditional food from their homeland. Lupita herself became featured on the wall making a pupusa.
Movimiento empowers young people to imagine and implement creative responses to the challenges of our time, transmuting depression into purpose, anger into fierceness, pain into compassion, and grief into wisdom.
The Community Rejuvenation Project cultivates healthy communities through beautification, education, and celebration. We achieve this mission through experiential programs that promote professional development, artistic and cultural expression, and community empowerment.
EcoViva works in partnership and solidarity with low-income communities in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic self-sufficiency, social justice, and peace. The vision, initiative, organization, and implementation of the projects we support come directly from the communities with whom we work.