3860 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland, California

©2016 The Root Slam

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. 


For folks who need other accommodations, please contact us at therootpoetry@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (@TheRootSlam). 


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**