"This is Oakanda" at Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland. This event featured artists of the African Diaspora via public art installations, dance, and live musical performance. It was a celebration of the black community of Oakland and served as an opportunity for us to recruit volunteers for our Alena Evolution Campaign. The title This is Oakanda came from the idea of reflecting the resistance spirit of the community of Oakland, which was featured in Oakland Director, Ryan Coogler’s film Black Panther, which took place in the fictional African country of Wakanda. Check out the video for a recap of the event.