The time has finally come–I won’t elaborate here, but if you want to join in with like-minded folks who feel that the first day of Barack Obama’s presidency of these United States is something to celebrate, then please join me and my friends this Tuesday.*
We will be at the Shashamane International Bar and Grill in Oakland (at 2507 Broadway Ave.) which is Ethiopian owned and lives up to its name of being “international”. We will be there from 6pm til at least midnight, so stop in right after work, or later on if you like. The plan is for it to be a community affair and an international one at that with all kinds of people, and music and dance. There will be African and American DJs (in true Obama spirit), some drumming, and even some “bottle and spoon” (for the Trinidadians). We also may have some Brazilian musicians drop in–anything can happen!
Truly, everyone is welcome. There is no cover charge. Food and drinks will be available. If you feel to dance, dance! If you feel to chill, chill. If you feel to bring an instrument, bring it. We know Obama has his challenges cut out for him; we know he will make mistakes–but we also know he is bright, articulate, thoughtful, and with our help, yes our help, he presents the potential for a much improved future for our country, and the world.
I hope that you will join me Tuesday evening and help create good memories of “where were you” the night our African-American President took office.
* This event is FREE, and all are welcome. No dress code or other filter for keeping people out other than you will have to have ID and be over 21 as alcohol is served at the club. Sorry kids 🙁
Map to Shashamane
In Peace and Hope,
P.S. This is a WOMP (word of mouth party), so there is no flyer, no trees consumed, just this email. It is up to you to spread the word, and to show up with positive energy.