AYPAL Youth performances ranging from cultural dances, spoken word, guerrilla theater, hip hop dance, spoken word, and student created films; along with over 400 community members packed the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on May 21st 2015 to show us that our theme, “Unbreakable Roots: Cultivating Love and Resilience” rings true now more than ever.


AYPAL Youth performing Robam Kuos Angrae, the Khmer Bamboo Stick Dance

Truth delivered through spoken word to a packed house at OACC.

Back stage with the Chinese Fan Dance crew!

Students sharing their resiliency through guerrilla theater.

Rocky Rivera and the audience gettin live!

We were blessed by the wisdom given from our keynote speaker, Movement Generation’s very own Ellen Choy who spoke about the importance of ancestry, and resiliency based organizing. In true AYPAL form, our special guest performer, Rocky Rivera  brought the entire house to their feet and helped to close May Arts with swag.

Thank you for supporting Oakland’s next generation of revolutionary young leaders!