Oakland Is Proud Block Party
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Oakland Is Proud Block Party

Sights & Sounds of East Oakland & East Side Arts Alliance present Oakland is Proud Block Party featuring performances from local artists and poets with a headlining set from legendary American jazz musicians; saxophonist David Murray & drummer Kahil El'Zabar, hosted by MC RyanNicole.  Oakland is Proud Block Party will spotlight journalistic presentations from Oakland Voices cadre of local reporters, have food trucks, interactive artmaking, and end the evening with a dance workshop from Cunamacue dance troupe.

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Phenomenal Women Who Rock Gala
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Phenomenal Women Who Rock Gala

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (“SFHDC”) is proud to celebrate 31 years of providing affordable housing, financial empowerment, supportive services and economic development to San Francisco’s low-income communities of color who are struggling to maintain a place in the City.

On the evening of Friday, June 21, 2019, SFHDC will host its 31st Anniversary Gala and Awards Dinner, Phenomenal Women Rock! at St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough St. in San Francisco, and will honor phenomenal women who have made a difference in the lives of people in San Francisco and the Bay Area:

Janice Mirikitani, Co-Founder, GLIDE Church, San Francisco

Abby Snay, CEO of JVS (Jewish Vocational Service)

Dorris Vincent, community activist and longtime SFHDC Board member

It will also be an evening of celebration and music! We are excited that Bay Area favorites will provide the music for the evening:

Emcee for the evening - Miranda Wilson, KBLX, 102.9 FM

Headliner- Lenny Williams (former lead singer of Tower of Power)

Destiny Muhammad Trio

3 Da Hard Way (Mikaela Cheadle, Joshua Carter, Tre’ Edwards)

Brown, Sturgis and Brown (Nona Brown, Patrick Sturgis, Mark Brown)

Ashling Cole

Tammy Hall Trio

Robin J Williams and Peace Gospel Choir

RyanNicole

For more information, visit sfhdcgala.org

Join us for an evening to remember as we celebrate Phenomenal Women and an organization that has helped to improve the lives of San Francisco low-income communities of color!

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"In The Town" Juneteenth Celebration
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

"In The Town" Juneteenth Celebration

Catch a performance from RyanNicole & a live band commissioned by Kev Choice for Communities Coming Together For The People

Festivities include:

  • Entertainment the Best in the Bay.

  • Dance, Theater, Art & Music

  • The Food Exerpience - Featuring Bay Area's Leading Chef's & Restaurants

  • Hip Hop Dance Lesson - Step Show

  • Kid's Corner Fun and Games

  • Wine Tasting & Education Classes

  • Shop Oakland Retail Therapy

  • Make Up Demonstartions - Red Carpet Ready

  • Meet Members of the Black Panther

  • Health & Wellness

  • FREE Health Screenings

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Opportunities for All KickOff
Jun
6
11:30 AM11:30

Opportunities for All KickOff

Come join Mayor London Breed at the kick-off event for Opportunities for All. We will celebrate the beginning of summer and the thousands of young people who will spend their summer in work-based learning experiences.

Thanks to our generous sponsors this summer youth from across San Francisco will have an opportunity to develop their skills, build networks and prepare for their future careers.

Join employers, sponsors and youth in this celebration of equity, access and summer engagement.

Opportunities for All works to create access to San Francisco's thriving economy for our youth through work-based opportunties.

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SF Jazz Poetry Festival
Apr
3
to Apr 7

SF Jazz Poetry Festival

Founding Program Director of the non-profit Youth Speaks, The Kennedy Center’s recent acquisition, & new SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Marc Bamuthi Joseph curates this festival, bringing together some of the most lauded literary & spoken word voices this generation.

American Dream States challenges writers of different genres to respond to a key piece of writing on the American Dream, and perform these new creative responses in collaboration with an all star band.

https://www.sfjazz.org/tickets/productions/poetry-festival-one/

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WeSing Vocal Festival
Mar
15
to Mar 17

WeSing Vocal Festival

http://www.womensacappella.org/wesing
Sat concert tix: https://www.thefreight.org/event/1747883

The WeSing Vocal Festival is an empowering, educational and community-centered event for singers and vocal music enthusiasts of all ages, gender identities and stylistic preferences.

Saturday night, join us for an evening of inspiring and uplifting vocal music! Featuring the youthful energy of Oakland School for the Art's change-makers Osa Vocal Rush; the fierce, witchy sounds of breakout vocal quintet HIVE featuring legendary MC RyanNicole; and the powerful, epic vocals and grooves from Oakland-based band Elephantine. This concert is part of a larger weekend-long festival called WeSing Vocal Festival

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Women's Empowerment Summit
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Women's Empowerment Summit

Saturday (3/9), don't miss the Hip Hop For Change's 3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit featuring Sa-Roc with RyanNicole, Alia Sharrief, DJ Umami, Lady Ryan and much more! Plus a panel of powerhouse women entrepreneurs, artists and activists hosted by Sterling James (KBLX). It goes down at The Uptown, Oakland (Saturday, 3/19). It's FREE with RSVP. RSVP here https://womensempowerment-oak.eventbrite.com

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CBE Summit
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

CBE Summit

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Bayview Room B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Happy to join a bevy of talented global influencers, policymakers, & culture creators at this year’s Coalition of Black Excellence Week long summit. I will be joining the panel: Feeling stuck? Learn how to transition into your next career! on Thurs (Day 2 of the summit) where we tackle the question of: “Where do I even begin with rebranding myself and transitioning into a new career?”

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