Friday - Apr 19, 2019

Home ownership workshop in Hunter’s Point

by Desiree Aquino

Lennar/BVHP and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency are sponsoring a homeowner opportunity workshop in Hunters Point. Holders of a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Residential Certificate of Preference have top priority in the sale of the new homes at Hunters Point Shipyard.

The Market Rate & Limited Equity Presentation is Wednesday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lennar/BVHP Trailer in Hunters Point Shipyard. Refreshments will be served. RSVP for the workshop by calling 415-822-4847 x201.

Event highlighting struggle of Mumia Abu-Jamal

An evening of spoken word, performance and dialogue highlighting Mumia Abu-Jamal, an investigative journalist on death row for nearly 25 years for an alleged murder, will be held. The event will also feature Rudy and United Playaz, JR and the Prisoners of Consciousness Committee and revolutionary journalist Kiilu Nyasha.

The presentation is January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at 39th St. near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland.

Jewelry workshop in Oakland hosted by C.E.O. Women

Learn how to create your own bracelet for a friend, loved one or yourself, just in time for Valentineʼs Day. The workshop is sponsored by Shine Your Brilliance, a program celebrating the strengths and talents that immigrant and refugee women bring to the U.S. The program is part of Creating Economic Opportunities (C.E.O.) For Women.

The workshop is hosted by C.E.O. Women client Yessica Alfaro on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, near the Lake Merritt BART station. There is a $20 materials fee. RSVP by Monday, January 22 to or 510-836-3481 x304.

Mexican folkloric dance program in San Francisco

World On Stage: Ensambles, a program by Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, “one of the best in the region” for Mexican folkloric dance, brings a lively taste of southern Mexicoʼs mestizo culture through authentic dance, music and costume. Ensambles is dedicated to the preservation of Mexican tradition and culture through dance.

The event is January 27 from 11 a.m. – noon. Cost is $7.50 for members and $9.50 for general admission. For more information, call 415-661-8352 or e-mail­