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November 2019

Día de los Muertos Festival


The Unity Council Día de Los Muertos Annual Festival is a free, outdoor festival that brings over 100,000 people to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family-friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los Muertos. The Día de los Muertos Festival was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress by Congresswoman Barbara Lee as a “Local Legacy.” Every year, The Unity Council selects a…

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November 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Laney College, 900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA United States
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TEDxOakland 2019 welcomes people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds to come together around this year's theme. On November 3rd, 2019 innovators, artists, scientists, technologists, and fighters will embrace the TEDxOakland stage to share ideas and engage in game-changing conversations about the future of our community, humanity and the planet. Our own Lili Gangas will be one of the featured speakers! We look forward to building community with you at TEDxOakland 2019!

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2019 Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Quantitative Studies of Diversity and Inclusion initiative of the City University of New York is excited to announce the 2nd annual Diversity and Inclusion Research Conference taking place at the CUNY Graduate Center on November 7, 2019. With the support of our fantastic sponsors, last year's event featured 49 distinguished presenters and panelists from within and outside the CUNY community, and drew a broad audience of academics, corporate D&I leaders, entrepreneurs, members of the media and more. Panels focusing on media, government,…

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AfroTech x Kapor Center

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kapor Center, 2148 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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AFROTECH 2019 KAPOR CENTER: SOCIAL IMPACT SESSIONS We’re excited that Blavity Inc. has partnered with the Kapor Center to present Social Impact Sessions on Saturday, November 9, at our offices located at 2148 Broadway in uptown Oakland! The Kapor Center welcomes AfroTech registrants to hear from vibrant and accomplished speakers who will share their experiences in three areas: Public Service through Tech, Building Inclusive Tech Ecosystems, and Imagining a Black Tech Future. While we wish we could accommodate everyone, we…

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Inspiration Awards 2019

November 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Twitter SF, 875 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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$30 – $300

Inspiration Awards is a fundraising celebration honoring four champions bringing positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. It’s your chance to meet Bay Area thought leaders in the fields of technology, business, and economic development. By attending Inspiration Awards, you are supporting digital literacy education to hundreds of organizations and nonprofits, opportunity and jobs to thousands of design students, and spreading inspiration throughout our community.

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Mission Bit Gala

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Mission Bit's Third Annual Gala is a celebration of six years of growth, impact, and learning. Due to the support of this generous community, we have reached over 3,500 students through our workshops, coding courses, and career prep classes. We're on pace to reach 10,000 students by the year 2020, and we plan to do that together with you. Join us for this inspiring event, meet our students, hear their stories, and help us reach our 2020 goal. For more…

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December 2019

2019 People Ops Tech Pitch Competition

December 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$20 – $25

Mark your calendars now for this event! Kapor Capital invites you to our 5th Annual People Operations Tech Summit & Pitch Competition. The Summit & Pitch Competition is a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with investors, Diversity & Inclusion professionals, and entrepreneurs as we cheer on 10 disruptive companies striving to remove bias and create inclusive and equitable workplaces with their technologies. Participating companies will have the opportunity to win $100,000 in cash and prizes!

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January 2020

Tech Intersections

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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$10 – $150

Kickoff the year 2020 with Tech Intersections: Celebrating Womxn of Color in Technology, taking place at Mills College in Oakland, California, for its third year on Saturday, January 25, 2020 Our conference features ALL womxn of color in tech speakers for an all womxn of color audience. A sampling of our ~40 speakers includes: Tiffani Ashley Bell, Executive Director, The Human Utility Irma Olguin, Jr., CEO and Co-founder, Bitwise Industries Susana Benavidez, Student, Stanford University Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of…

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February 2020

OUSD African-American Literature Read-In

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Celebrate Black History Month by volunteering as a special guest reader at an Oakland school! Students thrive when they see themselves and their classmates represented in the books that they read. Join in the city-wide appreciation of African American authors and illustrators from February 3 – 7, 2020 and sign up below: Sign up to read aloud! Do you have a team of volunteers from your business or organization who want to read? Contact Program Manager Lilly Smith to set it up. Thank you…

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Beloved Oakland 2020

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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Free – $10000

Beloved Oakland 2020 is a celebration that honors Oakland, CA's longstanding legacy of social justice. Hosted by Just Cities, Beloved Oakland will generate proceeds to fund initiatives and projects that aim to bring dignity to the unhoused and justice to the movement to end houselessness. Together, we will achieve the vision of Ron Dellums and Dr. Martin Luther King jr. to carry forward a beloved community; where houselessness and poverty are not tolerated.

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