Accessibility at The Root Slam
ACCESSIBILITY @ The Root Slam's Monthly Poetry Slam and Open Mic Show
Space: The venue is wheelchair accessible, including the performance area. Note: There is an unused, inaccessible raised stage behind the wheelchair accessible performance area. We provide performers with a mic and mic stand.
Bathrooms: There are two wheelchair accessible and gender neutral bathrooms in the space. (Note: We convert the two MLK Cafe bathrooms into gender neutral restrooms during Root Slam shows by placing gender neutral signs on both doors.)
Food: Food is available for purchase at MLK Cafe. MLK Cafe is not a nut-free space. While we cannot guarantee accessible space for folks with severe airborne nut allergies, we still ask community to be mindful and cautious - please do not bring any nuts into the space, in your food or as a snack.
Scent: MLK Cafe is not a scent-free space. For more information on scent free practices, please check out: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/.
BART: MLK Cafe (3860 MLK Way, Oakland) is located in North Oakland two blocks or 0.2 miles from MacArthur BART Station.
BUS: The 18, 57, 657, and C AC Transit lines stop 0.1 miles away from MLK Cafe (MLK and West MacArthur). The F AC Transit line stops 0.4 miles away from MLK Cafe (Market and 40th Street).
PARKING: Free street parking is available in the surrounding area. Please be mindful of signage for street sweeping. There is no designated disabled parking space in the surrounding area.
BIKE: There are bike racks outside MLK Cafe.
We are always open to feedback about how to make our space accessible to everyone and we commit to continually sustaining and expanding the accessibility of our space. Leave comments/feedback on our Accessibility document.
**For guidelines on how you can prioritize information about accessibility for your community events/spaces and other basic access actions you can take today, check out the Access is Love project: https://www.disabilityintersectionalitysummit.com/places-to-start**