Making a Joyful Noise: Community and Belonging in Lake Merritt

Scenes of African Americans at Lake Merritt

Join AAMLO for a daylong celebration of its new exhibit, Making a Joyful Noise: Community and Belonging in Lake Merritt.

Making a Joyful Noise explores African American histories, experiences, and views of Lake Merritt though the art of Gayle "Asali" Dickson and archival materials from collections at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

The exhibit will premier at the Oakland Museum of California as part of the one day event Around the Block: A Day of Neighborhood Stories and will include a panel discussion on the contested definition of the "noise" of drumming, church choirs and political demonstrations. Following the discussion the event returns to AAMLO for films related to gentrification and neighborhood change.

September 29, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Exhibition opening with Gayle "Asali" Dickson (at OMCA)*

1:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Panel discussion (at OMCA)*
3:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Film presentation (at AAMLO)

*Please note, from 11AM-2:30PM this event will be at the Oakland Museum of California, located at 1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607

When

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Where

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200