The best way to get to know us is to come move with us.

Date: Wednesday, May 19

Time: 5 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom + Facebook Live

Destiny invites you to our next Creating Connections panel, Creating Connections Series: Cultivating Anti-Racist Youth Leadership, hosted by Destiny Arts Center’s youth Anti-Racism Taskforce, this discussion will focus on the Taskforce’s process, findings and reflections after interrogating their own feelings and knowledge of anti-racism and analyzing DAC’s policies and practices through an anti-racist lens. We invite you to join us and engage with these dynamic young people.

Conceived in the summer of 2020, Destiny’s Creating Connection Series has provided a virtual forum to discuss issues and events impacting our community– youth protests, consent, and artists as essential workers. Each session begins with a grounding or embodied practice led by Destiny staff, youth, or teaching artist.

Creating Connections is hosted on Zoom and streamed to Facebook Live. Register to join the Zoom webinar and follow us on Facebook to get notified when we go live!


Date: Sunday, May 23

Time: 1 – 2 PM

Location: Livestreamed from Akoma Market

Moving for Peace: Planting Seeds for Healing will be a celebration of our young people and their artistry, hosted in partnership with Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative and the Black Cultural Zone. Save the date for this fast-paced Zoom livestream on Sunday, May 23 from 1–2 PM!

The past year has given us all a chance to reflect on how we interact with each other and our community. Now we are coming together to plant seeds for something different; a community that is centered around healing and justice where we can grow together.

The event will include live performances at the Akoma Market at Liberation Park in East Oakland. While we will not have any formal gathering for audiences, and discourage crowding, you are welcome to come enjoy the market and catch a glimpse of our young performers in person if you feel comfortable. Stay tuned for livestream registration details soon to come.

Registration link coming soon!


Date: Saturday, June 19

Time: TBA

Location: Zoom Webinar

Please mark your calendars to join us on Juneteenth for a world premiere film showing of Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company’s original performance, Low Tide Rising, and live talk back with artists and directors.

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company has been unable to perform for in-person audiences for nearly two years. In late May, the live performance of Low Tide Rising will take place at the outdoor Cal Shakes grounds for very small invited audiences. We are grateful for our partners at Cal Shakes, and for our collaboration with Bandaloop and The Elders Project to bring this event to life.

This original performance explores themes of self-discovery, youth voice, and change. Using metaphor and imagery of the rising and receding tide, they ask: what is exposed when the tide goes out? What happens when the waters rise?

Check back soon to RSVP for the Juneteenth panel discussion and screening!