Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:00

Celebrate JuneteenthJune 19, 2016 is the 151st anniversary of Juneteenth, which celebrates the freedom of over 250,000 American slaves at the close of the Civil War in 1865.

Please join me in celebrating Juneteenth at the following events in the 18th Assembly District:

The 9th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 25 at 9:25 p.m.
3233 Market Street (between Market and San Pablo)

This event will be filled with live music, free health screens, historical education and family fun. This year’s theme is “Honoring and Celebrating the Brilliant Minds of the Past, Present and Future.”

For the past eight years, this event has brought together people of all ethnicities and cultures of the Greater Bay Area to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.


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Fallen Heroes Rising, a Juneteenth Celebration through Dance

All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. This event honors the memory of African American artists such as Whitney Houston, Phife Dawg, Natalie Cole, Michael Jackson, Maya Angelou, Prince and many others.

Saturday, June 25
2 - 8 p.m.
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway Avenue


For more information please call (925) 680-4400.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 00:00

Open HouseSpace is limited; please RSVP by Monday, May 23.

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Co-hosted by Next 10.
Laney College is accessible by BART: Lake Merritt stop or on AC Transit: Lines 11, 62, 88, 802 Express1, 1R, 75, and 85. For more public transit information, please visit

Parking: Both metered and free street parking is available.

For more information, please call my district office at (510) 286-1670.

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