This week, Mix It Up East Bay is relaunching with a new format. If you’ve never been to Mix It Up, you’ve been missing out on the premier monthly happy hour bringing together young (and not so young) activists, organizers and leaders in the East Bay. It’s been going strong for nearly three years, featuring several speakers each month on various issues, including transportation, criminal justice, water policies, Oakland arts, marriage equality, and much, much more.
But starting this month, Mix It Up will shift to featuring just one dynamic feature at each event. And who better to launch this new format than Oakland’s At-Large City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. She’ll be giving a speech entitled “It’s the Economy, and We’re not Stupid: Creative Approaches to Job Creation.” From green jobs in transit and building to the other kind of green jobs in Oaksterdam, Kaplan knows her stuff when it comes to thinking outside of the box on economic issues.
The speaking program begins at 7pm, but come early to enjoy free food and ridiculously cheap drink specials. Stay late to mix it up with active community members from around the East Bay.
Mix It Up East Bay is held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-9pm at Shashamane, 2507 Broadway. It’s accessible by 19th Street BART station or by AC Transit lines 1/1R, 51, 59. For more info and to RSVP, visit the event’s Facebook page.