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CeaseFire Richmond Presents...Richmond Second Line Procession


Join the movement on Saturday, July 21st as Ceasefire Richmond takes to the streets in a New Orleans-style Second Line Procession led by the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Jazz Band!

The term “Second Line” originally referred to a joyous parade of community members who would dance, sing, and play along with jazz bands leading funeral processions away from cemeteries after a service.

With original music composed by East Bay Center alum and Jazz Faculty Chair Howard Wiley, East Bay Center and Richmond Ceasefire are calling all community members to join Richmond’s own Second Line Procession to honor the memory of those lives lost to gun violence in our city by singing, dancing, and "raising a joyful noise" in hope and affirmation of a brighter future.

The procession will begin at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in North Richmond, stopping to perform at several historic churches throughout the Iron Triangle, Richmond, California and end at Providence Baptist Church in South Richmond. You can either join the parade from the beginning, or anywhere you like along the route. To see the parade stops, go to http://www.eastbaycenter.org/events/rmap and click on the interactive Richmond Living Map Project, where you will also be able to see the various businesses, organizations, and places of interest that uplift the city of Richmond. 

This is a free community event. Hope to see you there!

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The Deep East Oakland Second Line Project
2:00 PM14:00

The Deep East Oakland Second Line Project

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The Oakland Second Line Project is a free cultural community experience bringing the authentic African roots of Second Line History and spirit of community building from New Orleans to POC communities of Oakland, Ca.

Family Friendly, Free, & Open to All Ages

Community Services
Neighborhood Networking
Kids Literacy, History, & Activity Corner
Authentic New Orleans Second Line w/ MJ's Brass Boppers
Second Line Dance Classes
Community Drum Circle
& Much More

The culminating Second Line and celebration of the ancestors will be led by Big Chief "Hatchet" aka Ray Blazio, East Oakland resident, Hurricane Katrina survivor, and founding member of the historic New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe, The Wild Apaches.

Learn More about Big Chief Hatchet and his Oakland to New Orleans connection in this video:

To donate, volunteer, or get more information on how you or your organization you can be a part or support the movement, please contact us at:

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