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BEO BUILD COMMUNITY Forum “Fit for the Fight” - Caring for Our Personal and...

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African American Museum and Library of Oakland (AAMLO)

659 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Do you have a loved one struggling with depression, addiction or other mental distress?

Do you or a loved one live with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, gum disease or cancer?

Does a member of your family suffer from homelessness? Or have a baby born with low birth weight?

The simple truth is that African American leaders, community workers, advocates and healers are a reflection of the health conditions of our communities.

This Black History Month, BEO presents: “Fit for the Fight: Caring for Our Personal and Community Health & Wellness. This is the first in a series of bi-monthly empowerment forums designed to build knowledge, connection and strength within Black community leadership and our allies to redress inequities.

A 2018 Equity Indicators Report issued by the City of Oakland affirmed damning statistics related to the health and well-bing of Black people living and working in Oakland. African Americans suffer persistent health inequity with higher rates of heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes and infant mortality just to name a few of the heart-breaking revelations. Similar statistics exist throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties where health outcomes continue to lag far behind those of white residents - even when you control for education and income.

This Black History Month, our BUILD COMMUNITY Forum invites public officials, non-profit, civic and faith leaders to examine these outcomes and take action to redress health disparities and inequities for themselves and for the communities they represent. Attendees will engage in an examination of persistent health inequity that impacts Black communities and the factors that contribute to a loss of personal longevity and vitality. The Forum is designed to inspire attendees to develop action steps to influence policy and improve personal and community health outcomes.

Our Featured Speakers

* Dr. Donna Carey, Chair, Alameda County Health Systems, Department of Pediatrics

* Dr. Tony Iton, Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities, The California Endowment

* Dr. Noha Aboelata, Roots Community Medical Center

* Carol Burton, Director, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care

With special musical presentation by the Destiny Muhammad Trio.

Delicious breakfast buffet from EPEC catering, Chefs Aaronette & Chef Ahmad.

BEO paid members enjoy complimentary admission. Renew or join before 2/28/2019 to obtain complimentary admission. Non-member elected officials and guests: $20. Registration required. This event will sell out.


8:00 am— 8:30 am ~ Doors Open for Registration & Networking:

8:30 am - 10:30 am ~ Presentations featuring a special Black History Month Musical Performance!

10:30 am -11:00am ~ Networking

Powered by Kaiser Permanente with Support from SUDA LLC, and Telegraph Health Center.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


12th Street / 14th Street / City Center Oakland Stop

6 minute (4 block walk) on 14th Street to arrive at AAMLO.

Driving From San Francisco/Bay Bridge (I-80 East)

  • Take I-80 East over Bay Bridge
  • Take the I-580 East exit toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton
  • Take the I-980 exit toward Downtown Oakland and stay in right lanes
  • Take 14th/18th Street exit
  • Continue to 14th Street
  • Turn Left onto 14th Street.

Park at City Center West 1250 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (1/2 block from AAMLO)

Driving From Oakland Airport/Hayward/South Bay (I-880 North)

  • Take I-880 North toward Downtown Oakland
  • Take exit 42A to I-980 (toward Hwy24 Walnut Creek)
  • Take exit 1A toward 11th Street/14th Street
  • Use the right land to merge onto Castro Street, continue to 14th Street
  • Make a right on 14th Street
  • in 300 ft arrive at AAMLO

Driving From Contra Costa County (Hwy 24 West)

  • Take Highway 24 toward Oakland and move into left lanes
  • Take the I-980 exit toward Downtown Oakland and get into right lanes
  • Take 14th/18th Street exit
  • Continue for four blocks, turn left onto 14th Street
  • Arrive at AAMLO on your right.

Driving From Marin County/North Bay (I-580 East)

  • Take I-580 Richmond/San Rafael Bridge toward Richmond/Oakland*
  • Take I-580 East toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton (left lanes off of bridge)
  • Take the I-980 exit toward Downtown Oakland and get into right lanes
  • Take 14th/18th Street exit
  • Continue for four blocks, turn left onto 14th Street
  • Arrive at AAMLO


About BEO

About BEO | Black Elected Officials of the East Bay (BEO) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for all African Americans by enhancing the quantity and quality of Black elected representation.

BEO leaders hold key elected positions representing over 2 million residents in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. For two decades, BEO has served to support and strengthen elected officials to effectively serve all residents, to utilize their leadership roles to eradicate racial discrimination in the public sector and as the region’s most effective non-partisan platform to disseminate information on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Black residents, communities, organizations and institutions.

Tax ID #94-3388897.

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