Marqeta Presents the Oakland Local Holiday Party and 1st Annual Community Voices Awards
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Marqeta Presents the Oakland Local Community Voices Awards + Holiday Fundraiser
Oakland Local is honoring entrepreneurs and change makers behind Oakland’s economic and cultural sustainability and transformation.
Join us in celebration of our first annual Community Voices Awards and holiday party on Thursday, December 13th at Tamarindo Restaurant in Old Oakland.
The 2012 Honorees are Effie Tesfahu, co-organizer, Oakland in the Black, Jakada Imani, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center, Joyce Gordon, founder, Joyce Gordon Gallery and Nicole Neditch, Online Engagement Manager at City of Oakland.
The Community Voices Awards are brought to you by Marqeta, an e-commerce platform founded in Oakland that gives residents more money to spend locally for the things they buy everyday, supports Oakland merchants and small businesses with revenue growth opportunities and donates to Great Oakland Public Schools.
Before the event, buy an Explore Oakland card to get 25% more money to spend at Oakland's best restaurants and Marqeta will donate an additional $10 for every purchase to Great Oakland Public Schools. Use promo code: LOCAL.
This event is a fundraiser to support Oakland Local’s operational expenses and coverage of local city government.
Questions or comments? Please email DebiMason1950@Oaklandlocal.com!
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