Next Tuesday, April 26th, there are two great opportunities to get out and meet community members, leaders, business owners, and artists at the Ella Baker Center Change-Maker Party and the Oakland Grown Party. The best part is that they’re nearby and not at the same time so it will be easy to stop by both.
I hope you’ve checked out the Ella Baker Center blog since I featured it on Monday, but if not, check it out now to find out about the great work they’re doing and why you should attend their event. As for Oakland Grown, I’ve written about the organization extensively before (and if you’ve ever run into me shopping, you’ve seen me carrying their bags). Oakland Grown is a member driven non-profit program that encourages people to consciously support those unique locally-owned independent businesses and artistis that have their roots in Oakland.
I’m proud to say that this week I became the first blogger member of Oakland Grown so I’m extra excited about next week’s event. (Disclosure: As part of my membership, I’ve agreed to write a few blog posts about Oakland Grown events and Oakland Grown members, though this really won’t be a change from what I’ve already been doing here.)
Here’s some info on the events. I hope to see you at one or both of them on Tuesday night!
Ella Baker Center Change-Maker Party – 6-8pm at Disco Volante
From the Ella Baker Center website:
Are you committed to building an Oakland that is healthy and thriving?
Party with your people at Soul of the City’s Change Maker Party. Come spend an evening among good company, good food and learn more about how you can partner with Soul of the City and become a Change-Maker in Oakland. All ages event.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
347 14th st.
Oakland, CA 94612
If you’d like to attend this event you can RSVP online.
After the Exclusive Oakland Grown Member Mixer, join Oakland Grown to mix, mingle and celebrate Oakland.
Everyone is Welcome! 21+ No Cover
Try the Oakland Grown inspired cocktail (No host) and groove to some tunes!
Come meet the Oakland Grown Crew, our OG business & artist members plus mingle with folks who love Oakland from 8pm on! OG Logo T-shirts & OG memberships will be available for purchase until 9pm.
Tuesday, April 26 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
1727 Telegraph Ave
Find more info and RSVP on Facebook.