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Berry Gordy Day Aug. 18 & Exclusive Motown The Musical Offer
Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
On Monday, August 18, 2014, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host a ceremony at 11:30 am at City Hall Plaza to present Motown legend Berry Gordy with a County Proclamation declaring "Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay." Other East Bay elected officials will join Carson with similar presentations, including Congresswoman Barbara Lee and City of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Deputy Mayor Sandré Swanson. Motown The Musical cast members will then perform a few songs from the show right on the Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. Gordy is coming to the Bay Area for opening night of Motown The Musical, and wanted to use the opportunity to personally connect with the people of Oakland and the entire East Bay, where the Motown Sound has always had a home. Motown The Musical will play August 15 - September 28, 2014, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, in San Francisco. In connection with the opening of the musical, Gordy will officially launch his "Motown Legends" photo exhibit, a collection of mixed media pieces by Motown artist Chris Clark, taken from Gordy's private collection, including images of The Temptations, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. And, for the first time in history, Gordy will allow some of these extraordinary pieces to be sold. The exhibit will be curated by Oakland gallery owner Joyce Gordon, and pieces will be on display not only at Gordon's gallery on 14th Street but also at Dorothy King's popular landmark restaurant Everett & Jones on Broadway. Clark's pieces will be exhibited at both venues for six months. To add to the excitement, Gordy is extending an exclusive ticket offer for Motown The Musical to "Friends of Supervisor Keith Carson." There are 2 easy ways to get tickets: 1. Visit shnsf.com and enter promo code ALBUM. 2. Call SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 and mention promo code ALBUM. WHAT: Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay WHEN: Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:30 am WHERE: City Hall Plaza, Oakland, California Motown Legends Photo Exhibit will open to the public August 19, 2014 at: Joyce Gordon Gallery: 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612 Everett & Jones Barbeque: 126 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Past Events
50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act w/ Angela Davis
Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson with Congressional Sponsor Congresswoman Barbara Lee Invite you to: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act RSVP soon as space is limited. Please visit http://civilrightsact50th.eventbrite.com or call (510) 272-6695. Program honoring iconic Bay Area civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr., and featuring Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; famed human rights activist and author Angela Davis; and former Black Panther Party chairman, author and activist Elaine Brown. The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is FREE and open to the public, and provides an opportunity for our whole community to reflect on the road to passage of the Act, the gains and setbacks of the last 50 years and the ongoing struggle. This exciting event will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, located at 3900 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Entertainment provide by: Platinum Grammy-Award-winning recording artist D'Wayne Wiggins Tarika Lewis with Strings of Soul and Amaevolution Exclusive preview showing of excerpts from the documentary film Freedom Summer by Firelight Media, which premieres on PBS on June 24, 2014. The film documents the Freedom Summer of 1964 when hundreds of students, civil rights workers and organizers joined with Mississippi residents and risked their lives to register African Americans to vote. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur Fellow Stanley Nelson Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay is a non-profit organization I founded almost 15 years ago to build on the legacy of the Movement that waged and won the struggle to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Venue is Wheelchair Accessible. Thank you to our sponsors: Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay KQED
Scam Prevention and Personal Safety Fair Jan 25 in Berkeley
Saturday, January 25th 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION and ALAMEDA COUNTY CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMISSION INVITE YOU TO: Safety Fair 2014 FREE! Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10 a.m - 1 p.m. Berkeley City College 2050 Center St. Berkeley, CA 94704 9:30 am - 10:00 am - Meet and greet 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Fraud and Scam Workshop *** Exhibit at the atrium will be ongoing from 10 am to 1 pm*** Scam Prevention & Personal Safety Workshop Food and Drug Administration - Janet McDonald United Postal Service - Jeff Fitch Bureau of Automotive Repair - Joaguin Murphy Alameda County District Attorney's Office - Cheryl Poncini Social Security Administration - Robert Pepper Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission - Joseph Larkin For more information or to RSVP, please contact Marlene Hurd at mchurd.mc@gmail.com.
Annual Holiday Party and Food Drive
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Please Join Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Assemblymember Rob Bonta & Supervisor Keith Carson Annual Holiday Party & Food Drive FREE! Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 5:30pm-7:30pm Geoffrey's Inner Circle 410 14th Street, Oakland Light refreshments will be served. Please support our community by bringing a donation of the following to the party: Canned Vegetables & Fruits Canned Meats & Fish Pasta & Tomato Sauce Beans Rice Peanut Butter Cereal/Oatmeal Powdered Milk Nutritional Beverages & Snacks Food will be donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. For more information or to RSVP visit: http://eastbayholidayparty2014.eventbrite.com Or call Supervisor Carson's Office at (510) 272-6695 Please click here for a flyer: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/184283298
8th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair
Sunday, October 13th 2013, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Join Supervisor Keith Carson, First 5 Alameda County, KQED and Malcolm X Elementary School for the 8th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, play games, win raffle prizes, get free books! Now in its eighth year, the Ready to Learn Fun Fair has been a highly valued resource for hundreds of families across Alameda County. The goal of the fair is to promote education at an early age and encourage healthy lifestyles by showcasing community and local government resources for families and children. The Ready to Learn Fun Fair will provide families with information about community, County and State resources that are available to them. Vendor and sponsor opportunities available. Please call (510) 272-6768 for more information.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!
Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH! Saturday, September 21, 2013 9 AM - 2 PM Oakland Technical High School 4351 Broadway, Oakland FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The first 175 attendees receive a FREE canvas bag! Are you ready? Health care and how it is delivered is changing fast in the East Bay. Come to this informative event to hear from the hospitals and clinics about the services they provide and where to go for your health care needs. Hear the latest about how Obamacare will affect you, your family and your employees. The clock is ticking - you must be enrolled or face being fined by the IRS if you don't have or purchase health insurance by January 1, 2014. Get all the details and take charge of your health today! Panel Discussion: How Health Care is Delivered Today in the East Bay and What it Will Look Like in Five Years Workshop 1: Small Businesses: When and How to Enroll your Employees in Obamacare Workshop 2: Medi-Cal Enrollment: Will I be Eligible in 2014? Workshop 3: How to Purchase Health Insurance through Covered California Workshop 4: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Seniors Workshop 5: The Impact of Obamacare on Women Please share this information with your family and neighbors! Co-sponsored by: Alameda Health System, Alameda Alliance for Health, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Children's Hospital, The Community Health Center Network, Corizon, Kaiser Permanente, Paramedics Plus RSVP: http://takechargeofyourhealth2013.eventbrite.com/
Friends of Keith Carson Summer Gathering
Friday, August 16th 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Friends of Keith Carson Invite you to a Summer Gathering Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the home of Carl Hackney 5645 Bacon Road Oakland, California Valet parking available for $10 Tickets $100 or $50 for those under 35 Payable by cash, check or credit card at the door or online via Paypal. Click here. Contributions can also be mailed to: Friends of Keith Carson P.O. Box 722, Oakland, CA 94604 FPPC# 890-744 RSVP to info@keithcarson.org
?Protecting our Seniors from Financial Abuse
Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Protecting our Seniors from Finanical Abuse Hosted by: Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission Co-Hosted by: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson When: August 5, 2013, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Where: South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street Berkeley, CA 94703 SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS Ms. Cheryl Poncini, District Attorney's Office Ms. Katie Knudson-Carruesco, CA Department of Business Oversight Ms. Clare Smith, Elder Financial Protection Network "BE WISE: Recognize and Report Elder Financial Abuse," a short movie, will also be shown For more information, please contact Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Helena Straughter at (510) 895-9783 or email hele1@sbcglobal.net
African American Organizations Making Connections 2013
Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Please Join Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson for the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections 2013 "Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community" RSVP here: http://aamakingconnections2013.eventbrite.com/ Free admission/catered lunch Engaging Panel discussions Guest speakers Youth Art Exhibition Vendor/exhibitor pavillion And more! Sponsorship and vendor/exhibitor opportunities available For more information, call (510) 779-3036 or email laniece@lajonesmedia.com Brought to you by Supervisor Keith Caron and the Socially Responsible Network
Law and the Community: Finding Paths Forward
Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:00am - 3:30am
Posted By: Keith Carson
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and The Bay Area Urban Debate League Invite you to: A Community Forum Law and the Community: Finding Paths Forward RSVP here: http://pathsforward.eventbrite.com/ Click here for a flyer. High school students from the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) will debate two contrasting policy proposals about the relationship between law enforcement and the community. The debaters are skilled at presenting multiple facets of complex issues and will provide a 360-degree perspective on the needs of law enforcement and the community. Panelists from law enforcement, social services, education, and community organizations will then respond to the proposals and engage in a robust discussion about how all stakeholders can collaborate to make positive change in our community. --- The debaters from BAUDL have been featured on NPR, in the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Oakland Tribune. The youth dedicate countless hours at evening practices and weekend tournaments, honing their skills of research, advocacy, and the balanced analysis of complex policy issues. They are thoughtful local youth who are grounded in their communities and will inspire you with their intelligence and passion. Read more at http://baudl.org/ Click here to share the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/542719239072932/ RSVP here: http://pathsforward.eventbrite.com/
Oakland District 5 Candidates Forum
Friday, October 19th 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
YOUTH-LED FORUM FOR THE EAST OAKLAND COMMUNITY MEET THE SIX CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR DISTRICT 5 OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD Spanish Translation will be available! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM LIFE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM 2101 35TH Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 Click here for a flyer.
11th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence
Sunday, October 14th 2012, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
2012 Walk to End Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Lake Merritt 666 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 -Six-Mile Walk -Community Resources Expo -Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Victims and Survivors of Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Honorary Co-Chairmen: Supervisor Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 5th District David Cook (DJ Davey D.), Hip Hop Radio Personality & Community Activist Goals: Raise and create awareness in the community about the impact domestic violence has in our community; raise awareness amongst teenagers on the emerging trends in teen dating violence; and raise unrestricted funds in support of A Safe Place's programs & services Registration: $25 registration fee for all participants $15 registration fee for participants who are age 13-18 years old. Registration fees can be waived if participants reach specific fundraising goals There is no registration fee for Teams For more information, visit: http://asafeplacedvs.org/walk/index.html
7th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair
Sunday, September 30th 2012, 10:00am - 1:00am
Posted By: Keith Carson
7th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair! Saturday, September 29 2012, 10 AM - 1 PM Fruitvale Elementary School 3200 Boston Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 Now in its seventh year, the Ready to Learn Fun Fair has been a highly valued resource for hundreds of families across Alameda County. The goal of the fair is to promote education at an early age and encourage healthy lifestyles by showcasing community and local government resources for families and children. The Ready to Learn Fun Fair will provide families with information about community, County and State resources that are available to them. In additional to musical performances and a clown show, the popular television character Clifford the Big Red Dog will be in attendance to promote reading as a fun activity. Entrance to the fair is FREE and all children that attend will receive a complimentary book. If you would like to have a table at the fair or have questions, please contact Hannah Greene at (510) 272-6768 or hannah.greene@acgov.org.
Celebration of Life Peach March and Rally
Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Join Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere Peace March and Peace Rally 11 am: Cesar Chavez School, 29th and International, Oakland 12:30 pm: Oakland City Hall Guest speakers, spoken word, musical performances and more http://save-oakland.com/
Downtown Oakland Senior Center Housing Forum
Saturday, August 25th 2012, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Attend this forum to learn more about options for future housing. Supervisor Carson will give the keynote address in the morning. FREE EVENT Panel topics will include: -Independent living -Continuing Care -Skilled Nursing -Memory Care/Alzheimers -Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (P.A.C.E.) -Village/Concierge -Reverse Mortgage -Protecting Your Assets -Downsizing/Protecting/Preparting Your Home Regsiter by August 15th at (510) 238-3284. Taking public transit is encouraged. Parking will be limited.
Alameda County Budget Hearings
Monday, June 18th 2012, 9:30pm - Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:30am
Posted By: Keith Carson
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Remembering Our Past, Moving Toward Our Futures
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 8:00am - 11:00am
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African American Forum on Alzheimer's Disease
Friday, May 11th 2012, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
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Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Saturday, April 28th 2012, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
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Women Trailblazers 2012
Thursday, March 29th 2012, 1:30am - 3:30am
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Annual Holiday Party & Food Drive
Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:00am - 4:00am
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