Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's (SWFCenter) supports the needs of the traditionally underserved by providing opportunities for dialogue, art, social justice and community builidng. Vist us at www.swfcenter4sj.org
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Provides access to media tools and the experience of creating media to young and marginalized folks seeking that expression.

Sarah Webster Fabio Center For Social Justice - art and impact!
02/04/2020

Sarah Webster Fabio Center For Social Justice - art and impact!

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice
02/04/2020

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice
01/24/2020

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

In case you missed it, "Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy" is screening in Danville! It's Opening Night ...
01/14/2020
Another Opportunity

In case you missed it, "Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy" is screening in Danville! It's Opening Night for Art of the African Diaspora and Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery, choose us!

Another Opportunity to see "Eolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy" and share in celebrating, Art of the Afric...
01/11/2020
Another Opportunity

Another Opportunity to see "Eolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy" and share in celebrating, Art of the African Diaspora a collaboration of The Richmond Art Center and Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery

Oakland Public Library
03/19/2019

Oakland Public Library

Last weekend, Boots Riley of The Coup discussed his film, Sorry To Bother You at the 81st Avenue Community Library for Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's #ResistanceResilienceAnticipation.

According to Riley, he grew up by the 81st Avenue Community Library branch and filmed in Oakland because he's from The Town and wanted to make a film that was authentic, captured nuance, and escaped cookie-cutter formats.

Thank you Boots Riley of The Coup Akonadi Foundation Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice!

Meet LeaderSpring fellow Cheryl Fabio from Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice.
02/06/2019

Meet LeaderSpring fellow Cheryl Fabio from Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice.

Meet Women of Color LeadStrong Fellow Cheryl Fabio,
Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice. We hope her work inspires you as much as it does us!

What does it mean to lead from the heart in a radical way to impact social change?

"It means standing in your commitment. Insisting that your intelligence is legitimate and that the accepted way to do things is not the only way to do things, then get busy."

Each weekend in March 2019 we are reviewing the impact of the Black Arts Movement in Oakland, CA. For details visit our ...
01/13/2019

Each weekend in March 2019 we are reviewing the impact of the Black Arts Movement in Oakland, CA. For details visit our website at www.swfcenter4sj.org, we have film descriptions and an interesting article about Black Studies, the Black Arts Movement and Power Politics. Take a look!

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo
01/13/2019

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo

09/23/2018

It's been a long time since updating this page. We are nearing the end of a very active year showing Evolutionary Blues near and far! In September the film was screened at Rwanda Film Festival and in October the Director travels to Rwanda as the film was nominated for Best Diaspora Documentary!

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo
03/13/2018

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice
08/21/2017

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

If you see any of these, our posters are beckoning you to come to the sneak peak screening of Evolutionary Blues... West...
08/21/2017

If you see any of these, our posters are beckoning you to come to the sneak peak screening of Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy. It's a 90 minute film, at the Grand Lake Theatre on 9/27 at 7pm. Over 35 Oakland based musicians share stories about their beginnings, their music, and what was happening around them. We sample almost 20 original songs - its a blast! Take a chance, get some tickets and see for yourself. We will have a brief Q & A. Come mingle with the musicians!

https://tinyurl.com/evolutionaryblues

08/17/2017
Just incase... here are some more!
08/10/2017

Just incase... here are some more!

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08/10/2017

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Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice is proud to be the co-producers of this historical film that captures the ...
08/10/2017

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice is proud to be the co-producers of this historical film that captures the hearts of those who lived through this era and should spark the imaginations of those who came after... (was that poetic enough?)

Timeline Photos
07/28/2017

Timeline Photos

07/28/2017

We have a Go Fund Me campaign going, our film Evolutionary Blues ... West Oakland's Music Legacy - is at the audio house being mastered, we expect its release sometime August to September. If I've been quiet while getting this film completed, know that when we release it, I won't stop talking about when and where you can see it! Thanks for all the support our production has received. Cheryl Fabio,
Director/Producer

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo
07/06/2017

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice's cover photo

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice
07/06/2017

Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

Percussionist Larry Vann grew up in Oakland knowing early that he wanted to become a musician. He began taking piano les...
12/10/2016

Percussionist Larry Vann grew up in Oakland knowing early that he wanted to become a musician. He began taking piano lessons but soon discovered the drums and there was no turning back. While Larry has his own group now, he’s played with home grown greats like The Shades of Soul, the Whispers, Marvin Holmes, Jerry Garcia & The Uptights.

Leon Williams gave us a good description of the Blues. The Detroit native, exited Motown right as it went up in flames o...
12/10/2016

Leon Williams gave us a good description of the Blues. The Detroit native, exited Motown right as it went up in flames on July 23rd 1967. His arrival in LA was just as hot with the Black Panthers emerging as a formidable force in West Oakland. Leon is a consummate sax and flutist, he has played with local and national treasures, from Marvin Holmes to Gil Scott-Heron. #oakland #blues #KTOP

We brought together some of Oakland’s leading musicians to talk about being in Blues, Jazz and Funk bands in the 1970s. ...
12/10/2016

We brought together some of Oakland’s leading musicians to talk about being in Blues, Jazz and Funk bands in the 1970s. In upcoming videos these musicians share their individual experiences and their musicianship. Here is Delhart Johnson (bassist), Ronald (Ron) Wells (drummer), Leon Williams (horns, including the flute and sax) and Larry Vann (drummer and band leader - Larry even sings).

Music Producer Jim Moore booked his first singer, Joan Adams, under his initial label Sharp Records in 1959. He went on ...
12/10/2016

Music Producer Jim Moore booked his first singer, Joan Adams, under his initial label Sharp Records in 1959. He went on to produce The Ve-Shells, manage Big Mama Thornton and record "Me and My Chauffeur," with Johnny Talbot’s band as Thornton’s accompaniment.

In 1969. Jim changed his label to Jasman Records and worked with local talents including: Audrey Calvin, Willie Hoskins, Jr., and Eddie Foster. Today, he continues to manage and record the fiercely talented Sugar Pie DeSanto.

John Turk has been playing music for as long as he can remember. The Vallejo native recognized his love for music early,...
12/10/2016

John Turk has been playing music for as long as he can remember. The Vallejo native recognized his love for music early, learning to play piano at 5 years old. After high school John went on to play trumpet and organ which enabled him to play various styles of music; making him one of the most versatile artists of our time.

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“Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland’s Music Legacy” and Hummingbirds Urban Farms are 2 currently running SWFCenter projects.

SWFCenter provides access to Black & Brown youth, and young adults, experiences in media or with urban farming, opportunities to think and touch and share. Our focus is on marginalized artists seeking opportunities for expression.

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