Special “Keys to the City” for #OaklandLoveLifeWeek

This event was held in-person on October 27, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:00pm to 7:00pm


1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

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Oakland Love Life Event on 10.27.22

Oakland Luminaries Honored in Special “Keys to the City” Presentation with Mayor Libby Schaaf

Free “Love Life Week” event features live music, performances, food, and tributes honoring those who are uplifting love in Oakland

Oakland, CA – As a culmination of Oakland’s first “Love Life Week,” Thursday, October 27 from 5 to 7 pm, the City of Oakland is hosting a free event honoring those who uplift love and help prevent violence in our communities.

During the program, Mayor Libby Schaaf will present keys to the City honoring five Oaklanders who have made an enormous, positive difference in Oakland over many years. “By attaining a Key to the City,” Mayor Schaaf wrote to the recipients, “you are formally acclaimed as a longtime Oakland resident whose achievements are known beyond Oakland and have helped put Oakland ‘on the map;’ whose work has fostered a greater sense of belonging in Oakland; who gives back to Oakland through community service; and whose work exemplifies Oakland values and our unique ethos or ‘secret sauce’.”

Keys to the City will be presented to 5 Oakland luminaries (see below for bios):

  • Fredrika Newton
  • James Syhabout
  • Tommy Orange
  • D’Wayne Wiggins
  • Goapele

The free event, hosted by Oakland Cultural Strategist Kev Choice, will feature performances by:

  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Goapele
  • The Flannels
  • Nadia Elbgal, Oakland’s Youth Poet Laureate
  • DJ Saurus

Join Oakland’s artist community, neighbors, City staff, and visionaries for an uplifting gathering of love, with free food, music, and art.

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 27 from 5 – 7 pm

Where: Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Amphitheater

Event Type: Festivals / Special Events

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Posted: October 26, 2022 12:00am

Last Updated: October 26, 2022 11:35am

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