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Write Your Roots at Laney on 10/16

October 11, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Oakland Roots News Release

Oakland Roots celebrates the power of poetry and creativity with the launch of 'Write Your Roots' at our home match presented by COPA Soccer Training Center against Orange County SC on Saturday October 16th

'Write Your Roots' is a city-wide, multi-generational writing and poetry campaign led by Oakland Roots and our Purpose Partner Chapter 510, a made-in-Oakland youth writing, bookmaking & publishing center.

Chapter 510 is calling all Oakland Roots fans to help co-create the longest, city-wide collaborative poem written by Oaklanders yet. The second longest poem was written last year, an ode to Oakland, Because This City, which you can read online here.

Oakland Roots fans attending the Write Your Roots match on Saturday October 16h will be invited to write and submit four lines of poetry on the theme of POWER, to add to poems written by the Oakland Roots players earlier this year as part of a creative writing workshop designed to help each team member connect with their roots and identity. A young poet from Chapter 510 will also be performing live on the field during the match.

The final collaborative poem will be unveiled in April on 'Write Your Roots Day', which has been officially recognized in the City of Oakland by Mayor Libby Schaaf.

For questions regarding tickets please contact us at or call (510) 488-1144.

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