Growing Clean Energy Jobs in Oakland II & Peoples Community Medics Training

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc

977 66th Avenue

Oakland, CA 94621

View Map

Event description


WHAT: Please RSVP for the first OCAC Community Forum of 2018: Growing Clean Energy Jobs in Oakland II, about community-owned solar energy with an emergency first-aid training by People’s Community Medics!

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 am - 4 pm

WHERE: Cypress Mandela Training Center at 977 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621 (10 minutes from Coliseum BART)

Free breakfast and catered lunch provided by Sharena Thomas of People’s Community Medics.

Part 1: Community-Owned Solar - 10 am - 12 pm

Part 1 of the OCAC Community Forum will focus on educating the community about East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), the new public alternative to PG&E that Oakland and Alameda County residents will be automatically enrolled in this year with cleaner, , more affordable, and more local electricity, thanks to the organizing work of the East Bay Clean Power Alliance.

The East Bay Shared Solar Collaborative is now working to create a community-owned solar energy program within EBCE - called Community Shared Solar - to create opportunities for renters and low-income people to own and build wealth from community solar facilities and growing clean energy jobs in Oakland - Clean Power to the People!

The Cypress Mandela Training Center is a community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves by providing pre-apprenticeship construction (including solar installation) and life skills training along with employment assistance.

Part 2: People’s Community Medics Training - 1 - 2:45 pm

Part 2 of the Forum will include a training by Sharena Thomas, of Peoples Community Medics, in practical, life-saving emergency medicine. Sharena has trained hundreds of Oakland residents in hands-on trauma medicine -- such as how to prevent someone from dying from gunshot or knife wounds before the ambulance arrives, how to respond in disaster situations, etc.

Part 3: Music! - 3 - 4 pm

Oakland-based Namorados da Lua (Moon Lovers) band will bring danceable Afro-Brazilian rhythms - because the movement that plays (and dances!) together, stays together.

How to support:

We need your help to make this event work! Please join us as a co-sponsor, which could include any of the following:

  • Committing to attend and bringing at least 3-5 people

  • Spreading the word by emailing your members / network

  • Posting the announcement on social media

  • Posting the announcement on your organization's website

  • Tabling at the event

Event Goals:

  1. Educating the community about East Bay Community Energy launching in June 2018, and engage them in being involved to shape the program to meet people’s needs by joining the East Bay Clean Power Alliance.

  2. Educating the community about the potential of community shared solar to benefit renters and low-income communities with ownership of solar energy projects and to create good, local clean energy jobs.

  3. Listening to better understand people’s priorities in shaping what the community shared solar program should look like to best meet community needs.

  4. Building support for East Bay Community Energy to create opportunities for community shared solar.

  5. Training community members in practical life-saving emergency medicine.

This Forum will be the first in a series of Community Forums that the Oakland Climate Action Coalition is organizing in 2018 to bring community members and organizations together to share strategies and develop action plans for advancing our Peoples Climate Resilience Campaign, at the intersection of human rights and climate justice.

Thank you for joining us on March 3rd and for sharing the invitation with your networks!

Share with friends

Date and Time


Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc

977 66th Avenue

Oakland, CA 94621

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved