Oakland Local Holiday Party & Community Voices Awards 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Get your tickets now & celebrate with us at the Oakland Local Community Voices Awards + Holiday Fundraiser
UPDATE: We are renting HEATERS for the space, so stay cozy!
Oakland Local is honoring entrepreneurs and change makers behind Oakland’s economic and cultural sustainability and transformation for the second year in a row. Our 2013 awardees--all of whom will be on hand to receive their awards, are:
Gavin Raders and Haleh Zandi, Co-Executive Directors, Planting Justice, for practicing sustainable agriculture in Oakland while creating jobs for re entry gardeners
Jennifer Palhka, Executive Director, Code for America, for the impact CfA has had in improving civic data and tech community in Oakland
Konda Mason, CEO, Ashara Ekundayo, COO, Impact HUB Oakland: for bringing new life to downtown's core with evening workshops & events
Regina Jackson, Executive Director, East Oakland Youth Development Center, for bringing EOYDC youth to China and broadening their world
And the Community Voices contributor award goes to Krea Gomez, Community Action Learning Instructor & Extended Day Program Coordinator at North Oakland Community Charter School for her essay So, um. I just came from “Fruitvale.”
The Community Voices Awards are an annual honor bestowed on local leaders who make a difference in the life of Oakland, and whose values and organizations reflect values of diversity, equity, and transformation through economic development and innovation.
Tickets are $25; $20 pre-sale till Dec. 10.
This year's event is going t be the best ever! We'll be pouring delicious wines from Urban Legends Cellars and Two Mile Wines, beer from Linden Brewery, plus yummy food from Blue Heron Catering and treats from Bump City Bakery. The buffet menu includes:
- Thai Vegetable Satay Skewers
- Smoked Salmon Crepes
- Duck confit and Shredded Vegetable Tart
- Scallop, Avocado and Papaya Salad
In addition to the great eats and drink, we'll be enjoying amazing music from DJ Juan, and have Steve Snider as our Master of Ceremonies. We'll he taping and shooting the event and will capture everyone having fun--and celebrating our great awardees. Classic Cars West is a gorgeous space in Uptown, with great vintage cars, an outdoor patio and lots of room to hang out.
Beer donated by Linden Brewery, wine from Two MIle Wines and Urban Legend Cellars, Food from Whole Foods and Blue Heron. Sponsors include Whole Foods Oakland and local law firm Donahue Gallagher Woods (yeah!)
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Funds raised from this party will suport education, city hall & zoning, arts & culture, and general assignment reporting from Oakland Local, Oakland's non-profit news resource since 2009. Come celebrate the year with us, and give directly at Razoo. Oakland Local is a project of The Center for Media Change, a 501c3.
This event is a fundraiser to support Oakland Local’s operational expenses and coverage of local education news, police and city government. Give to support coverage of your city by independent, non-profit media.
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