Transformative Visions



Transformative Visions centers on the power of the arts to heal, activate, and build community. You can help make it happen!


"An explosion of love, set to jazz!"

That’s the way one person described this dynamic event. For the sixth year, Oakland-based nonprofit, OneLife Institute, will present Transformative Visions, a multimedia art show and spoken word/jazz concert with a message of peace, justice, healing, and possibility.

The event uses the arts to address issues like violence, poverty, racism, and the environment, but instead of simply describing the problems, seeks to provide a vision of hope beyond the current conditions. It is intended to both challenge and inspire, offering a spiritually-rooted response to the critical concerns of the present day.

Transformative Visions centers on the power of the arts to heal, activate, and build community. In these times of local and global violence and upheaval, economic crisis, and social division, it’s important to come together and affirm that each of us carries a creative vision. Within each of us is the power to transform ourselves, our city, and our world.

YOU CAN BE PART OF THE VISION! Your tax-deductible donation will help make this year's event a success!

Scheduled to coincide with the annual observance of A Season for Nonviolence, Transformative Visions will take place on Saturday, March 21st from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway in Oakland.

We are excited to present jazz all-stars, the Destiny Muhammad Project (Destiny Muhammad on harp and vocals, Duane Muziki Roberson on keyboard, Mark Heshima Williams on upright bass, Vince Tolliver on viola, Leon Joyce Jr on drums, Doug Ellington on trumpet, Paulynn Brown vocals) with special guests, Sistahs of the Drum.

Spoken word artists will perform original works with a message of positive social change: Blackberri, Kin Folkz, Kinara Sankofa, Marvin White, Schmian Evans, Virtuous, Yani Davis.

The visual art exhibit will be on display from March 6th through 27th. Bay Area artists, working in a wide range of styles and media, are participating. They include: Abba Yahudah, Eesuu Orundide, Favianna Rodriguez, James Gayles, Kris Patton, Marnika Shelton, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Salma Arastu, William Rhodes.

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6114 LASALLE AVE 759




OneLife Institute is nonprofit interfaith organization working at the intersection of spirituality and social action.

EIN: 800119973

Reports: Guidestar

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