Creative Mornings: Casper Cendre
CreativeMornings is a free monthly breakfast lecture series. We offer free coffee, breakfast, and an inspiring talk highlighting an artist, maker, entrepreneur or creative individual in our community! We’re part of a global network found in over 180 cities worldwide, and are entirely volunteer-run and supported by local businesses in Oakland.
You can register for this event at the CreativeMornings site.
See you at The Crown!
To say we have pride about our Town is an understatement. You have either been here, or you have the desire to be here. But Oakland does not mince messages: to belong here is to make a promise to community.
Oakland is built on community. Creativity and collaboration are what brought the Free Breakfasts to the children of West Oakland, the endurance to the Occupiers, and the persistence to the Resistance. We understand that to live a vibrant and inclusive life requires a diversity of beliefs and backgrounds. We understand that to breathe creativity into the minds and souls of our neighbors it requires the joy and respect for others. Community is not a one way street. Thankfully, we love to share it.
At CreativeMornings Oakland, we seek to elevate the voices of our community: the passionate, the freedom fighters, the change makers, the resilient, the honest, and the leaders—without whom we’d have no inspiration, for our community is our future.
About the Presenter
Casper Cendre is a queer activist and creator based out of Oakland, CA. Cendre co-founded ABO Comix, an abolitionist publishing collective dedicated to amplifying the voices of incarcerated LGBTQ+ people through artistic expression. Through ABO Comix, Cendre has published an annual comic anthology featuring stories from currently incarcerated queer and trans artists with profits benefiting the contributors and their families. He supervises the publication of zines related to prison abolition and the effects of mass incarceration and works closely with individual prisoners to develop their art and more effectively tell their stories. ABO Comix has recently been featured in multiple magazines, podcasts and radio shows, and was the winner of the 2019 Prism Comics Awards.
Visiting the Crown
We cannot wait to host you in our Tasting Room, at the Cupping Table or for a Coffee Course.
One of the special things about The Crown is that we are located in the heart of Uptown Oakland – a veritable paradise for coffee lovers & foodies alike. However, parking is limited in the area, and we highly encourage public transportation or ride sharing. Below are some resources to help you plan your visit.
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