BEO Community Awards

Upcoming Events

Paid for by the Friends of Keith Carson, FPPC ID #890744               P.O. Box 722, Oakland, CA 94604


Disaster Preparedness: A FREE Community Event
Saturday, October 24th 2015, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
As an elected official it is my resonpsibility to provide information and access to resources on a variety of issues, especially when it safegaurds our communities.  This free community event will include presentations, from first responders and non-profit service providers that will include information on how to prepare a disaster kit for your home and care, basic first aid, how to care for your pets and many other comprehensive steps so you are adequately prepared when that unfortunate time comes.

Register at 
East Bay Youth Media Awards
Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
The East Bay Youth Media Awards will honor the innovative contributions of young leaders ages 13 to 25 in the fields of print journalism, radio, video production and digital media. Numerous instructional classes, after-school programs and nonprofit organizations in the East Bay offer youth in-depth training in reporting and media production. Youth will be nominated by their peers and industry professionals to receive awards in various media categories.


Thank you in advance for believing in the vision supporting the new generation of storytellers

Rising Star  $15,000  | Innovator  $10,000 | Indie Star  $5,000 | Movers & Shakers  $2,500


Coffee with Keith in Emeryville
Thursday, July 30th 2015, 8:00am - 9:00am
Posted By: Keith Carson
In Emeryville
Co-hosted by the Mayor of Emeryville

Join us for a cup of coffee
and conversation with Supervisor Carson and the Mayor of Emeryville

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Doyle Street Coffee House
5515 Doyle St #10, Emeryville, CA 94608

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

For More Information Please Contact Aisha Brown
at 510-272-6686 or

Annual Visit to West Oakland Senior Center
Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Please join Supervisor Keith Carson for his 
Annual Visit to West Oakland Senior Center

Come listen, engage, be informed, and ask questions about the status of senior programs and services in Alameda County. 

Share your suggestions and comments on how to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline Street, Oakland
Phone: (510) 238-7016
EOYDC - Celebrating Champions for Youth
Sunday, July 19th 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Sunday, July 19th 2015
3pm to 6pm

We have curated an amazing spread of local food, art, wine & music sure to tantalize your senses including a performance by Grammy Award winning songstress
Regina Belle.

We continue our tradition of honoring Champions for Youth for their selfless dedication to the next generation of leaders. Join us in celebrating our 2015 recipients.

HONORING - Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson


Coliseum Lexus of Oakland

7273 Oakport St 
Oakland, CA 94621

Oakland District One H2O Conservation Town Hall
Saturday, July 18th 2015, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Oakland District One Town Hall
H2O * Drought * Conservation
Please join
Councilmember DAN KALB
Alameda County Supervisor KEITH CARSON
East Bay Municipal Utility District Directors
along with hands-on experts on water conservation

Come hear from local representatives from the City, the County, and the East Bay  Municipal District Utility district about the current drought and learn strategies for water conservation.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA

Please contact Olga Bolotina, office of Councilmember Kalb 510-238-7240  or 
Aisha Brown, office of Keith Carson / 510-272-6695 with any questions.
Annual Visit to South Berkeley Senior Center
Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Please join Supervisor Keith Carson for his

Annual Visit to South Berkeley Senior Center

Supervisor Keith Carson serves as a member of Alameda County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District of Alameda County including the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont and large portions of Oakland. 

Come listen, engage, and be informed about the status of senior programs and services in Alameda County. 

Share your suggestions and comments on how to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 981-5170

RSVP: Please call 510 272-6686
Sunday, July 5th 2015, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson


Oakland Juneteenth Festival 2015
Saturday, June 27th 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
The 8th Annual Oakland Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 925 Brockhurst Street, Oakland, CA 94608 between Market Street and San Pablo avenue for a day of music, free health screenings, historical education, and family fun!
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival 2015
Sunday, June 21st 2015, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson


The Berkeley Juneteenth Festival is free and open to the public. Family entertainment is the focus of all Berkeley Juneteenth Festivals.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
11 am to 7 pm

The RD BONDS MAIN STAGE is the “heart” of Juneteenth-in-Berkeley. The music incorporates the best of the African American experience: African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Local talents, like John Handy, Faye Carol and Pharoah Sanders have graced our stage, but the BJF is a vehicle for showcasing "up and coming acts", providing them with an opportunity to show their talents.

The LOTHARIO LOTHO STAGEfeatures specialty performances like dance, spoken word, fashion, and community performers.

HEALTH SCREENINGS- Alameda County health agencies offer informational workshops and health screenings.

TWO ON TWO BASKETBALL TOURNEY provides wholesome, physical competition on event day.

HISTORICAL EXHIBITS includes exhibits featuring a collaboration of presenters.

ART FOR CHILDREN programs and for-fun activities which are coordinated by practicing artists.

The VISION MAGAZINE is a BJF souvenir publication sold on Festival day that features highlights about the performers and artists, and stories pertinent to the community.

If you are interested in being considered for BJF entertainment or activities, submit promotional packages to:

PO Box 3427
Berkeley, CA 94703-0427

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson


At this event  African American Males will gain knowledge about preventive health care measures through our interactive panel discussion, health care resources and screenings.

H.I.V/ AIDS • Eye Exams • Hepatitis C • Prostate •
Dental • Diabetes  • Blood Pressure 

Many of the major health issues impacting life expectancy among African American men include stroke, heart disease, H.I.V/ AIDS, and  cancer. 

The Year of the African American Male initiative supports African American Men and Boys in accessing resources in key areas such as         preventive health.  

Cal Fresh and Medical enrollment will be available on site
Preventive Care Pathways

For More Information Please Contact: or 510  272-6618


Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 8:00am - 9:00am
Posted By: Keith Carson


In Berkeley

Co-hosted by Kriss Worthington & Lori Droste


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


2960 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

(At the corner of College and Ashby)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


For More Information Please Contact Rodney Brooks

at 510 272 6618 or



Saturday, April 4th 2015, 8:30am - 2:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson


Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson invites you to:

Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Saturday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA

Free Parking will be available in the Ashby BART Lot

This FREE Forum will feature lively panel discussions, workshops and resources to educate relatives and caregivers of older adults about the essential tools necessary in planning for legal responsibilities, housing, health, medical decisions and the well-being and safety of aging adults. 


FREE Raffle: Win Oakland A's Tickets!

Register for the event at:


“Healthy Living and Self Care” 
Facilitated by the Alameda County Public Health Department


“Today’s Technology and the Older Adult”

Featured keynote speaker: Dr. David Lindeman 
of the Center for Technology and Aging and UC Berkeley


“Aging in Place” 
“Planning Your Legal Future” 
“Planning Your Best Financial Future” 

For more information, please call Aisha Brown at 510-272-6686 or visit

Register for the event at:


Women Trail Blazers in Social Justice
Thursday, March 19th 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Where: Joyce Gordon Gallery 
406 14th Street 
Oakland , 94612 , Alameda County 

Desc: Please join Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson in Honoring Social Justice Trailblazers Fania Davis, Josie Camacho and Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont.


Contact: Amy Shrago    Email:

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

The Year of the African American Male is an initiative that will track outcomes in seven areas critical to the development of African American Men and Boys. The first community dinner will give attendees insight to the different categories and what we will assess over the year. Community partners in each subject area will give presentations about their services for African American men and boys and how they will measure outcomes over the year.  The ultimate goal of the project is  to show positive outcomes across all categories.

March 10, 2015 / 6pm - 8pm
West Oakland Youth Center
3233 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608

For More Information Please Contact: Kevin Jenkins / 510 268-5376

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:00am - 9:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Albany residents please join us for:

In Albany
Co-hosted by Mayor Peter Maas, Councilmember Michael Barnes, Councilmember Nick Pilch, and Councilmember Peggy McQuaid

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Royal Ground Coffee
1127 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
You are invited to stop by
for coffee and conversation

For More Information Please Contact Kevin Jenkins
at 510. 272 6695 or
Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Please join us as we celebrate the year of the Ram. Entertainment includes lion dance, Korean singing, Kung Fu exhibition, magic performance and more. Light refreshments will be provided after the program. This is a free event. 
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow
Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
When: February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Word Assembly 
2333 Harrison Street 
Oakland , 94612 , Alameda 
Get Map
Desc: KQED, community leaders, and local musicians and artists come together for three events centered around the new film Through a Lens Darkly, the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

All events are free

Please RSVP at the eventbrite links listed here Join KQED for a Through a Lens Darkly Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow.

Come share family portraits and tell your own stories.

Co-Sponsored by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
Contact: Idris Hassan    Email:

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Where: Fruitvale Elementary School 
3200 Boston Avenue 
Oakland , 94602 , Alameda County 
Get Map

The Open Enrollment Period is from NOVEMBER 15, 2014 - FEBRUARY 15, 2015

No appointment required. Free English, Chinese and Spanish in-person enrollment assistance for Covered California and Medi-Cal.
Contact: (510) 272-6695 / CoveredCA: (800) 300-1506    Email:

BEO & FBL Community Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
This forum will allow community members to talk directly to elected officials and others in leadership positions to put forward community ideas in solving the strained relationship between law enforcement and our communities.

Please RSVP:
BEO/FBL Community Leaders Recognition Awards Celebration
Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
SAVE THE DATE: To purchase tickets and event sponsoships, visit:
CANCELLED - Keith Carson Holiday Party
Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Sorry for the very short notice but based on weather conditions we are canceling the Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive that is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, December 11 from 5-8pm).

We hope that all of you will still donate a new unwrapped toy or book to the Mayor's Community Toy Drive, items can be dropped off at Oakland City Hall or any Oakland Fire Station during normal business hours.

Again, sorry for the short notice. 

Thank you and have a safe & Happy Holidays!

Annual Community Holiday Party & Toy Drive

Confirmed Co-Hosts: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Supervisor Keith Carson & Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm 

Where: Lakeside Garden Center 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland 

The event is FREE and open to everyone, please RSVP online at

Light refreshments will be served. 

The program will feature clips from Congresswoman Lee’s recent appearances on
The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher. 
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or book for the Mayor’s Community Toy Drive
Monday, October 27th 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

CONTACT:   Elaine Brown, Oakland & the World Enterprises
(404) 542-1211
Oakland & the World Enterprises, Inc. (OAW), a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, founded by Elaine Brown, has entered into a license agreement with the City of Oakland to develop a vacant, blighted property at 7th and Campbell Streets in West Oakland into an Urban Farm. The Farm will be owned and operated by formerly incarcerated and other effectively unemployable men, women and youth.  It will produce greens and other vegetables via aquaponics and other organic methods for sale to local restaurants, farmers’ markets and direct sales. 
The Farm is only the first step in OAW’s plan to create a number of businesses at 7th and Campbell for cooperative ownership by this vulnerable population, including a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said, “This is an exciting project because Oakland needs opportunity for all our residents, including people with mistakes in their past. Oakland’s economy is booming, and it’s our responsibility as a community to ensure that all our residents and neighborhoods get to share in that growth.”
The intermediate and long-range plans for the property also include constructing a housing development for mixed-income families, including low and very low incomes, for cooperative ownership by residents.
Immediately following the press conference, there will be photo-ops and interviews with formerly incarcerated and other prospective business owners, elected officials and Board members of OAW, including, among others, Judge Gordon Baranco, D’Wayne Wiggins, Zack Wasserman, Len Turner.

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
For more than eight years, the Ready to Learn Fun Fair has been a highly valued resource for hundreds of families across Alameda County.  This year we and our partners at KQED are pleased to announce that the fair will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland. For more information please contact Aisha Brown at 510 272-6686 or
Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Are you interested in learning how to keep track of your money and make better spending habits?
Then mark your calendars for October 15th!

This FREE upcoming workshop for teens and young adults will cover the financial basics including how to create a budget, how to open a checking or savings account, the basics of checks and an ATM card, and important information on how banks work and how to manage your money. This event is hosted by Alameda County in partnership with the Unity Council and Wells Fargo Bank, and will take place at the 1900 Fruitvale Unity Council office.


For more questions and information contact Hayley Laity: (510) 272-6695 or
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 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 20, 2014 at:
Joyce Gordon Gallery: 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Everett & Jones Barbeque: 126 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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 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
Scam Prevention and Personal Safety Fair Jan 25 in Berkeley
Saturday, January 25th 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Safety Fair 2014
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 informat
ion or to RSVP, please contact Marlene Hurd at

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


Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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
Peanut Butter
Powdered Milk
Nutritional Beverages & Snacks
Food will be donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

For more information or to RSVP visit:
Or call Supervisor Carson’s Office at (510) 272-6695

Please click here for a flyer:
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. 
Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
Saturday, September 21, 2013 9 AM - 2 PM
Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway, Oakland

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

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


​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

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
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:

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

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:

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. 

Click here to share the event on Facebook:!/events/542719239072932/

RSVP here:

Oakland District 5 Candidates Forum
Friday, October 19th 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Spanish Translation will be available!
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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

$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:
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
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
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.


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.)
-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

Alameda County Budget Hearings

All meetings located at:
Board Chambers

1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Monday, June 18, 1:30 pm
Opening Comments
Health Care
Public Assistance

Tuesday, June 19, 1:30 pm
Public Protection
General Government
Other Issues/Final Adjustments

Wednesday, June 20, 1:30 pm
Final Deliberations

Friday, June 22, 11 am
Final Budget Adoption
Remembering Our Past, Moving Toward Our Futures
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 8:00am - 11:00am
Posted By: Keith Carson

Culture Keepers of Alternatives in Action at the McClymonds Youth & Family Center
in association with Alameda Supervisor Keith Carson
and the African American Genealogical Society present
“No Community, No Self. Know Community, Know Self"
MAY 23rd, 2012 12PM - 3PM
McClymonds High School Auditorium 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Student exhibits & presentations, dance performances, FREE food, games and

For more information, contact Ryan Peters at

The event will feature a lively youth-led showcase of stories, pictures and artistic expressions chronicling the family history of West Oakland youth.  Participants include youth from the Alternatives in Action Culture Keepers, a cascading mentorship program that pairs student leaders from McClymonds High School with youth from Hoover Elementary School who are experiencing personal, academic, and behavioral difficulties. Youth from the Alameda County Probation Department Weekend Training Academy (WETA) have also been researching their genealogy and will take part in the program.  The student leaders’ goal for the event is to educate West Oakland youth about the importance of knowing their family and community history and empower them with the tools and resources to research their own past.

African American Forum on Alzheimer's Disease
Friday, May 11th 2012, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson
African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum on Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Resources
This program is put on by the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging, UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, West Oakland Senior Center and Supervisor Keith Carson.
The Alzheimer's Association is offering a caregiving and wellness conference to help the community learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how it is disproportionally affecting the African American community.
According to Alzheimer's Association Outreach Specialist Craig Wingate, “This conference will help our community understand risk factors for Alzheimer's, provide practical caregiving tips and offer individuals the opportunity to get help and support.”
In addition to offering caregiver advice and support, experts will discuss Alzheimer's disease basics and explain the correlation between Alzheimer’s andother diseases prevalent in the African American community, including diabetes and heart disease. Attendees will learn how to adopt a healthier lifestyle to lower their likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s and other related diseases.
·         Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease.
·         There are more than 15 million individuals (1.5 million in CA) providing unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer's and other dementias
·         Many caregivers experience high levels of stress and negative effects on their health, employment, income and financial security
·         African Americans are 2 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's in comparison to other populations.
·         Diabetes and heart disease are both prominent in the African American community and increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
WHERE: West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA
REGISTRATION: Call: (800) 272-3900 or visit:
MEDIA CONTACT:  Sarah Towey, Alzheimer's Association
Phone: 650.962.8111
ABOUT: The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit
Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Saturday, April 28th 2012, 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Posted By: Keith Carson

Join Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson for the:

Planning and Caring Forum
Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King, Jr Way
Oakland, CA
FREE Event

This event is designed to inform family members and friends about how to best plan and care for an aging parent or loved one.


8:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - Welcome remarks
9:15 am - 10:45 am - Opening Panel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Closing Panel
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Free lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Workshop 1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Workshop 2

Workshops are to provide information to aging loved ones and caregivers.
Each workshop session repeats in both time slots.

Workshop Topics
·         Health Care Reform and Medicare: What it Means for You
·         Planning the Best Legal and Financial Future
·         Healthy Living

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please register for the event at:
For more information, please call Aisha Brown at (510) 272-6686 or email
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
Alameda Alliance for Health
Kaiser Permanente

Women Trailblazers 2012
Thursday, March 29th 2012, 1:30am - 3:30am
Posted By: Keith Carson
Join me as we celebrate Women's History Month

Honoring trailblazers in the field of public safety:

Debra R. Pryor, Fire Chief, City of Berkeley
Teresa Deloach Reed, Fire Chief, City of Oakland
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney, Alameda County

Light refreshments will be served
Enjoy Live music!

Please contact Amy Shrago for more information: (510) 272-6685 or

RSVP for the event at:

Annual Holiday Party & Food Drive
Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:00am - 4:00am
Posted By: Keith Carson
Everett & Jones BBQ
126 Broadway, Oakland

Thursday, December 15th, from 5pm to 8pm

Please join us at our annual holiday party and food drive!


Light Refreshments will be served.
Please bring canned goods for donation.

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