Sat • Oct 14 • 10am-6pm • Lil Bobby Hutton Park

Life is Living establishes a new model for partnerships between diverse and under-resourced communities, Health and Environmental Agencies , and the contemporary arts world.

OCT 14 • 10AM-7PM • FREE

Life is Living is a FREE celebration of Oakland life through Hip-Hop, intergenerational health, and artistic expression. This year’s 16th annual festival is an homage to the Black Panther Party Survival Conference, and a celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop as we return to the roots of the festival under the leadership of Edutainment for Equity. Our community of artists and activists are calling together a vast collective of community voices to honor the past while creating a platform for the future.


  • All Day The Exhibit A Dream Invitational Graffiti Battle
  • All Day Baobab Marketplace and Beauty Zone
  • All Day Black Reparations Mural with Malik Seneferu
  • 10am - 12pm LIL Free Breakfast Hosted by Jenn Johns and ft. Mama Charlotte O'Neal
  • 12pm - 4pm The Black Panther Party Survival Conference Revisited ft. SOL Development, Health Screenings and BPP Tours of West Oakland
  • 11am - 5pm The Life is Living Kids Zone
  • 12pm - 5pm Panther Skate Plaza
  • 11am - 5pm Africa in Oakland Dance Zone
  • 12pm - 5pm Panther Skate Plaza
  • 1pm - 5pm Karl Watson Skate Day at Town Park
  • 4pm - 6pm The Black Panther Dance Party with the Homebase Crew
  • 12pm - 7pm The Future 50 Hip Hop Show Ft. Bella Bahhs, Basi, JWalt and Coast Contra

OCT 14 • 2PM-7PM • Presented by Oakhella & E4E

This show is going to be an electric celebration and exhibition of Hip Hop Culture with the elements on full display as a testimony to how far we have come and where we come from. This is a park jam in the tradition of Cool Herc.

Future 50 Hip Hop Stage

  • Hosted by: MC Supernatural & Jazz Hudson
  • Coast Contra
  • Jwalt
  • Basi
  • Bella Bahhs
  • Life is Living Dance Battle
  • Aebldee
  • Beat Boutique w/Fresh Daily
  • DJ Bitesize
  • DJ Rodel
  • Tiedye Trippin Live
  • Grafitti Battle

Black Panther Party Survival Stage

  • Hosted by Marje
  • Sol Development
  • Mama Charlotte O’Neil
  • 3 Elements
  • Young Ella Baker
  • Home Base Crew Oakland [Charles Hawthorne + FLORIDAWTR] DJ Ignacia

Help Out at Life is Living

Want to support this event? WE NEED YOU! Volunteers at LIFE IS LIVING show their love for the park and community through clearing walkways of obstructing waste, picking up litter, and getting the park festival ready!