April 6-10 Oakland Political & Community Events

5 Apr

Tuesday, April 7th – A Conversation on Reentry: Making Rehabilitation an Essential Part of Public Safety Policy

Though this event is in San Francisco, I thought it would be of particular interest to Oaklanders, in light of the recent killings of four Oakland police officers by Lovelle Mixon, who was on parole. Citizen Hope and several other groups are hosting this discussion on the critical issues of rehabilitation and reentry to address the following questions: What are we doing to reduce this rate of recidivism? What are the costs of mass imprisonment to our society and to our communities? What are we doing for people when they are in prison/jail and when they are released? What are some of the innovative approaches to reentry and rehabilitation that are currently being implemented? Speakers at the event include:

  • San Francisco DA Kamala Harris
  • Jakada Imani, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Jessica Flintoft, Program Coordinator, Safe Communities Reentry Council
  • Lateefah Simon, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
  • Steve Ngo, San Francisco Community College Board Trustee

The panel discussion will be held from 6-8pm at UC Hastings Alumni Reception Center (2nd Floor),
200 McAllister Street in San Francisco. There will be a reception held afterward at Soluna Cafe, 272 McAllister Street, from 8-9:30pm. For more info and to RSVP, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 8th – “Ensuring Sustainability: From Green Beans to Green Cafes”

Attention Coffee Lovers!  Join Awaken Cafe for a lively presentation on, “Ensuring Sustainability: From Green Beans to Green Cafes” from Transfair USA and Green Cafe Network.  This will be a presentation and discussion on bringing environmental responsibility and sustainability to all aspects of the coffee industry.  It will be presented by Miguel Zamora, Senior Category Manager, Coffee & Hot Beverages for Transfair USA and Kirstin Henninger, Director of Green Cafe Network.This presentation will take place from 5:30-6:30pm at Awaken Cafe, 414 14th Street in downtown, and is free and open to everyone. For more info, email email info@greencafenetwork.org.

Thursday, April 9th – Mix It Up East Bay: Criminal Jutice in the East Bay

On Thursday night, have a few drinks, meet politically engaged Oaklanders, and learn about East Bay criminal justice issues at Mix It Up East Bay. A timely subject, come hear (brief) presentations on criminal justice in the East Bay by:

  • Dorian Peters, Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office
  • Natasha Minsker, Alameda County Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Mix It Up East Bay is held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-9pm at Shashamane at 2507 Broadway.

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