an afternoon and evening of cultural arts performances
and informational tables to honor the legacy
of farmworker organizer César Chávez.
(Endorsed by Berkeley’s César Chávez Commemoration Committee.)
Free (as always) & Open to the Public
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
2pm-7pm—farmers’ market hours
Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Convenient public transportation: 5 blocks from the Ashby BART Station,
many buses on MLK and Shattuck, streetparking, wheelchair access
The Berkeley Farmers' Markets proudly accept EBT food stamp cards
and WIC farmers’ market nutrition program vouchers.
For More Information: (510) 548-3333;
Rafael Jesús González, poet,
Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature, founder
of Laney College's Mexican and Latin American Studies Department.
Nina Serrano, poet,
translator, storyteller, independent media producer
& KPFA host/producer (La Raza Chronicles, etc.).
Mucho Axe, music,
led by Edgar and Pepa from Argentina playing South American Grooves
including Tango, Samba, Bossa Nova, Mambo, Cha-Cha and Ska.
founded by Mestre Marcelo Pereira in 1984. Capoiera is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance.
Quenepas Youth Ensemble
performing Puerto Rican bomba and plena percussion, song and dance.
Bomba originated in sugar plantations of Puerto Rico over 300 years ago.
Floyd Salas, poet,
novelist, PEN Oakland board president,
& recipient numerous fellowships and awards.
Claire Ortalda, poet,
novelist, short story writer, editor, & playwright
is the widely published treasurer of PEN Oakland.
Aaron Ableman & The CommuniTree Band –
music/spoken wordAaron is an author, educatorand community organizer, and founder of the CommuniTree project offering eco-arts education
and service learning.
Gerardo Marin, Master of Ceremonies,
Co-Manager, Farm Fresh Choice. Coordinator of youth
& family focused food justice programs.
An Arab-American with a neo-soul, roots style.
Information booths (partial list):
BAHIA (Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement)
Farm Fresh Choice – works to improve health and nutrition by increasing access to and consumption of fresh, nutritious and affordable fruits and vegetables in communities with limited access
to produce outlets.
About the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets:
A program of the Ecology Center since 1987, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets offer a wide range of mostly organic produce and healthy, locally-produced foods. Together with educational events, cooking demonstrations, and live music, these award-winning markets serve as a central meeting place for members of our diverse and vibrant community.