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February 2020

OUSD African-American Literature Read-In

February 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

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, 2020 @ 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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CBE Summit 2020 & Code Black Gala

February 20, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
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$75 – $250

CBE Summit '20: Elevating Our Voices, Amplifying Our Impact Day 1: Thursday, February 20 - 2:30pm - 8:00pm Day 1 is CBE Connect, the Summit’s focus on business development. This day will consist of a Pitch Competition with cash prizes for winners, Legal Pitch Day where in-house counsel are provided an opportunity to be matched with Black attorneys to explore hiring opportunities, and Supplier Diversity Fair where local Black businesses are promoted and corporations have the opportunity to meet their…

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Black Joy Parade

February 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The 3rd annual Black Joy Parade is here! Join us for the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind in California. A parade and festival to celebrate the black experience past, present and future. We invite you to come be present, be creative, be open and be free. The parade begins on 14th and Alice in Oakland, Ca at 12:30pm. Following the parade, the Black Joy Parade festival will be held on 19th and Broadway and feature a curation of 100+…

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March 2020

WomxnPowered Tech: Celebrating the stories of womxn in engineering (Canceled)

March 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kapor Center, 2148 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

****This event has been canceled**** An evening celebrating the stories of womxn in engineering. In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to WomxnPowered Tech, an event for womxn engineers. The archetype of the white male software engineer too often reigns supreme. This event will elevate the stories of and highlight the specific challenges and opportunities facing womxn engineers, especially underrepresented minority womxn. WomxnPowered Tech provides a space for you to build community with womxn engineers and build and…

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OUSD Women in Tech Dinner (Canceled)

March 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway
Oakland, 94612
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****This event has been canceled**** Are you a female or gender non-conforming student from Oakland Tech or McClymonds HS? Interested in working or interning in the tech field? Want to learn about the experiences of women in the tech industry? Join us on Thursday, March 12 for an evening of networking and storytelling at the fourth annual Women in Tech Dinner, hosted by Intel, Kapor Center, and the Oakland Public Education Fund. Meet current employees from Intel, Google, Kapor Center,…

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FLOSS and Code Oakland

March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Impact HUB Oakland, 2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

The FLOSS and Code event is a hack day where attendees will get hands-on experience contributing to meaningful open source projects on GitHub. Companies of all sizes need open source software to run effectively and hiring managers at major technology companies have cited regularly that candidates with open source consistently experience stand out from the rest. Join us for a GitHub Blacktocats lead workshop on contributing to the FLOSS (freely licensed open source software) and receive in-person mentorship from maintainers…

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Convening on California’s STEM Teacher & Teacher of Color Shortage (Canceled)

March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Los Angeles County Office of Education, 9300 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Free

****This event has been canceled**** Register to join Ed Trust-West, Just Equations, Kapor Center, The Greater LA Education Foundation, and Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation for a convening on California's shortage of STEM teachers AND teachers of color on Thursday, March 19th, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, at Los Angeles County Office of Education (9300 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242). Dinner and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please email Hana Ma at hma@edtrustwest.org. Thank you! Infographic-…

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August 2020

Oakland Running Festival

August 30, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Snow Park, Harrison St & 19th St
Oakland, CA 94612
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$45 – $230

This year marks the 11th Oakland Running Festival, which has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 30, 2020.  It has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run. Corrigan Sports makes the process easy from registration to race day, and the people of Oakland make you feel welcome from start to finish. Experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party.

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September 2020

Techbridge Girls 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotels, 757 Market St
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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Mark your calendars for Techbridge Girls' 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration, which has been rescheduled to the evening of Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, CA! For the past 20 years, Techbridge Girls has been committed to empowering young girls from low-income communities, ensuring that their voices and stories are amplified. We have been dedicated to reimagining the STEM revolution so that all girls (no matter their circumstances) are not just represented, but also leading…

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