Past Events

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 00:00

Celebrating Black HistoryAnnual Demonstration of the African American Quilters of Oakland
February 27, 2016

West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline Street - Google Map
Celebrate African American History Month with the African American Quilters of Oakland Guild's Annual Demonstration and Workshop. Supplies will be provided so  you can make your own quilt. For all levels and ages.
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Black History Month Tour
February 27, 2016

Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland - Google Map
Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of many recent and historical members of the Bay Area's important African American community. In celebration of Black History Month, the cemetery docents offer a tour highlighting the lives of community leaders such as Captain William Shorey, William Byron Rumford and Elsie Rumford, Walter A Gordon, Marcus Foster and numerous others. Meet at the main office located immediately on the right…
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37th Annual MLK Jr. Oratorical Festival
February 28, 2016

Castlemont High School - Phillip Reeder Performing Arts Center - Google Map
The Oratorical Festival is designed so that teachers can challenge students to think critically about Dr. King's Legacy and philosophy. The Festival helps build the capacity of students to use their voice to persuade, to motivate people to act or to transmit information; shows students’ creative expression, interpretive skills, and ability to illuminate authorial intent for public audience.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 00:00

Enroll TODAY in a Covered California health plan for high-quality, affordable health insurance.

Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace where Californians can purchase health coverage that cannot be denied because of a pre-existing condition. Join the millions of Californians enrolled in Covered California plans by signing up for coverage before the January 31, 2016 deadline! Call the Covered California service center at (800) 300-1506 for more information.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bayfair Center (Lower Level, Suite 126)
15555 East 14th Street
San Leandro CA 94578
[English, Spanish and Cantonese]

Monday, January 25, 2016
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation (near Fruitvale BART)
1470 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
[English, Spanish]

Monday, January 25, 2016
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Asian Health Services
818 Webster St., 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94606
[English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean]

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:00

MLK DayMonday, January 18th, 2016 (9 a.m. to noon program; registration at 8:30 a.m.)
8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
For more information, email

Monday, January 18th, 2016 (9 a.m. to noon)
Oakland Chinatown Clean-up with Oakland Councilmember Abel J. Guillen
For more information, visit

Monday, January 18th, 2016 (10:30 a.m.)
San Leandro Celebration and Oratorical Festival

Monday, January 18th, 2016 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Hacienda and Life Academy for the Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 00:00

Holiday Open HouseJoin us for a Holiday Open House and Food Drive with the Offices of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and Rob Bonta!

As we celebrate the season with appetizers and light refreshments, my staff and I will be available to assist you with your constituent needs, including affordable housing and employment issues, tax questions, childcare and health care, veterans affairs, and more. We are also excited to give you a brief update on our legislative priorities for the upcoming year.

If you have any non-perishable foods you would like to bring for our holiday food drive, please drop them off at my office on or before December 16th. Suggested items include canned fruit and vegetables, canned meats and fish, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice, canned soup (low-salt), low-sugar cereal and oatmeal, tomato sauce, and powdered milk.

Wednesday, December 16th
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Suites 2204 & 2201
Oakland, CA 94612

For more information, please call my office at (510) 286-1670.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 00:00

As Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, I invite you to join Chair Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer and me for a screening and discussion of the moving documentary "Wounded Places" at the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland on Monday, December 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"Wounded Places" describes how structural racism has ravaged communities and exposed children and families to multiple adversities and traumatic experiences, including violence, fear, poverty, and domestic instability. One of the select committee's many goals this year includes addressing the negative outcomes resulting from the adverse childhood experiences that many of our children suffer daily.

The screening is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by an hour-long discussion with the audience, producers, members of the select committee, and several local organizations highlighted in the documentary, including, but not limited to, Youth ALIVE! and Youth UpRising.

Summary of Event and Screening

Screening of "Wounded Places," followed by a hearing and panelist discussion led by the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Auditorium of the Elihu Harris State Building (1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612)

Contact and RSVP:
Amy Alley,, 916-319-2387 (RSVP to Amy by Friday, December 11th)