Organizing for Power | East Bay Candidate & Voter Education Forum
Wednesday, September 20, 2018, 5:30pm - 9pm
Merritt College, Huey P Newton / Bobby Seal Student Lounge
12500 Campus Drive, Oakland
6–9pm Candidates Forum
Members, friends, and community join us for an educational evening to evaluate the 2018 General Election candidates on their prospective to create and implement legislation policies and resources to positively impact the Black community and other communities of color.
Invited local candidates & representatives for Assembly District 15, City Council and School Board 2, 4 & 6, Oakland Mayor, Oakland Auditor, Peralta Community College District Trustees, and more! Plus ballot initiative discussion and voter education resource area.
Sponsored by Merritt College Office of Student Activities & Campus Life, Black Elected Officials of the Bay Area, Black Women Organized for Political Action and Niagara Democratic Club
In partnership with: AKA Xi Gamma Omega, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, BOSS, Community Giving Foundation, Delta Sigma Theta Berkeley Alumnae Chapter, Omega Phi Psi, 100 Black Men, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, SPEEDCO and Teacher Diversity Project.
Saturday, September 15th
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland
Black Women have stood in the forefront of every political battle, particularly in California. We have led the fight for equity that many benefit from today. Unfortunately, we are not experiencing the fruits of our labor on many different fronts. Education is one of the most concerning.
Our children are failing.
As Black Women Leaders, Mothers, Grandmothers, Caregivers and Registered Voters, we have some questions! So #Sistallect, #CaliforniaBlackMedia, Black Women Organized for Political Action (#BWOPA) and some powerhouse Black Women Leaders from throughout the state came together to host a forum for the Superintendent for Public Instruction race with the two candidates – @TonyThurmond and @MarshallTuck.
Join us at the Candidates Forum #BlackStudentsMatter #BlackMamasMatters #RespectBlackWomen
Supervisor Malia Cohen was elected board of supervisors president, replacing London Breed who will be taking over as mayor of San Francisco.
It was a unanimous vote during Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting where Breed presided over her last meeting as president. Breed had said she was stepping down to focus on preparing for her new job as mayor. Breed starts her new job July 11.
2017 was deemed the year of black women in politics. It highlighted an increase of black women engaged in politics and brought national attention to the effectiveness of black women within the political realm. However, we have miles to go before we sleep.
The killing of 22-year old Stephon Clark, by the hands of Sacramento law enforcement, in our own city, not only sparked national outcry, it intensified the work of local organizations like BWOPA Sacramento. BWOPA Sacramento understands that everything that affects the quality of life in the black community is in most ways political. Therefore, BWOPA's current charge is to harness the energy within our community to dig deeper into the political process so that we can see systemic changes.
To that end, BWOPA Sacramento is currently refocusing efforts in order to be an active voice to change the face of law enforcement in Sacramento. "It will take our collective effort to elect officials who value justice for black people" said Kula Koenig, BWOPA Sacramento Chapter President. "Until we do this, we all suffer the consequences that result from injustice." This is why our chapter focuses on building political capacity.
Our Time to Engage, Inform and Vote: 2018 Gubernatorial Issues Forum in partnership with KCRA 3 convened voters across California to discuss issues that impact African American women with candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa.
This inaugural forum allowed gubernatorial candidates to address key areas of interest for Black women voters in this moderated panel discussion. The forum was held at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento.
Join BWOPA/TILE in Celebrating Women's History Month and Watch our 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers!
When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - Oracle Arena, Oakland
Tix Price: $100.00
Get Your Advance Tix today! www.bwopagirlwarriors.eventbrite.com
A limited number of tickets are available. DEADLINE: February 9th.
*Rates can increase based on factors affecting supply and demand. Lock in your price and purchase today!
Driving to the arena? Purchase your parking pass today and save! Visit www.warriors.com/parking
The Women's March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.