Continuing The Fight for Women's Rights & Equity!
The entire community is invited to join us along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Bay Area residents, churches and community organizations to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s historic election to Congress!
We will screen the documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, hear from Congresswoman Lee on the importance of voting in the Tuesday, November 6 midterm election, and enjoy entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s finest artists! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to share in this wonderful evening!
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.