The mosaic on the outside of EastSide Arts Alliance is by artists Susanne Takehara and Xochitl Guerrero. (photo by mk30

According to its website, "The EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland. We are committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for our communities and advocates for progressive, systemic social change."

ESAA runs the Eastside Cultural Center (2277 International Blvd.) which provides space for workshops, performances, and open rooms for recording, printmaking, and video work. "The building also includes 16 affordable housing units, and has plans to host a people's bookstore and cafe" (according to the official site).

Yo Soy Trayvon was one of the rotating murals currently on display on their Center's outside wall.

Every year they organize the Malcolm X Jazz Festival which takes place in San Antonio Park in the spring.

Window display showing two paper mache skeletons - one in a Brown Berets uniform and one in a Black Panthers uniform. (photo by mk30)

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