Stop the City of Oakland from Evicting 20 Dance Organizations!
The City of Oakland’s Senior Center has made a decision to cancel all evening and weekend dance events at the Veteran's Memorial Building starting in 2020. Over 20 organizations will lose their dance space and the dance communities will not be able to run anymore. In this day and age, dance spaces are disappearing, and having a space to dance in like Veteran Memorial Building has been a true gem and should be protected. Dance communities are one of the few safe spaces left in our city for different groups to come together and celebrate art and history, together, through dance. The Veteran’s Memorial Building was meant to be danced in and preventing local dancers from using it is a disservice to the architects of that space and the livelihood of the dancers that are trying to keep it alive. Please reconsider this decision, allow the dancers to use the space as it was designed for, and empower the local dance communities to keep art and history alive in our local communities.
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