Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards

Ready to sponsor or co-host? Contact beth[at]oaklandrising[dot]org

To purchase a ticket, visit our sister org, Oakland Rising Action, who is jointly hosting the event! Note that this year's event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30PM at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue in Oakland.

Help us celebrate Oakland's Social Justice Champions!
Oakland Education Association - Townie of the Year
Stop Urban Shield - Volunteer Townie
United Roots, in memory of aManda Greene - Youth Advocate Townie
Alma Blackwell - Social Justice Warrior Townie
Kate O’Hara, Chair of the City of Oakland Community Jobs Oversight Commission - Government Official Townie
Reem's - Local Business Townie

 

Thanks to our growing list of supporters!

CO-HOST COMMITTEE
Louise Anderson • Jovanka Beckles • Donna Bransford • Cat Brooks • Myra Chow
Margi Clarke • Quinn Delaney • Alex Desautels • Rona Fernandez • Nancy Friedman • Kathryn Gilje
Annelise Grimm • Yolanda Hippensteele • Lailan Huen • LaNiece Jones • T.Ky-Nam Kwon Miller • Timmy Lu
Derecka Mehrens • Bilen Mesfin • Luke Newton • Steven Pitts • Maria Poblet • Cindi Reiss • Margaret Renik
Dee Rosario • Dan Siegel • Brandon Sturdivant • Shiree Teng • Evelyn Torres
Igor Tregrub & Maritessa Bravo Ares • Amado Uno • Carlos Uribe • Sheryl Walton • Calvin Williams
Marla Wilson • Pete Woiwode • Behrooz Yeganegi

WARRIOR LEVEL
SOLIDAGO FOUNDATION
SEIU 1021

CHANGE-MAKER LEVEL
National Union of Healthcare Workers • Sierra Club • The California Endowment

LEADER LEVEL
ACLU of Northern California • Bay Rising • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan • East Bay Community Foundation
Mechanics Bank • Movement Strategy Center • Miller & Olson, LLP • New Media Ventures
The San Francisco Foundation • Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 • UNITE HERE! 2850

PARTNER LEVEL
Asian Pacific Environmental Network • Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Causa Justa::Just Cause • Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
FairVote California • Fun with Financials • IFPTE Local 21 • Justice Funders • PG&E • Senator Nancy Skinner
The Hood Incubator • Working Partnerships USA

ALLY LEVEL
Nwamaka Agbo • Alliance for Community Development
Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace • Califonia Federation of Teachers • Californians for Justice
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights • In-Advance
Mujeres Unidas y Activas • Oakland Education Association • Parent Voices Oakland
Power CA • Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter & Northern Alameda County Group • Councilmember Loren Taylor
 Councilmember Sheng Thao • OUSD School Board Director Roseann Torres • Urban Habitat
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

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THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY

2018’s Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards was the best yet! [Check out photos!] As we turned 10, we also celebrated Oakland’s social justice warriors – the activists, organizations, and other leaders who advance community-led solutions that lift up the interests of our working-class, immigrant and communities of color:

Nikki Fortunato Bas - Townie of the Year
East Oakland Congress of Neighborhoods - Volunteer Townie
Parent Voices Oakland - Youth Advocate Townie
Lateefah Simon, BART Board of Directors - Government Official Townie
SoleSpace & Town Biz - Local Business Townie

Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards is the premier summer event for movement builders and change makers. Every year, our annual fundraiser brings together social justice organizers, political leaders, and community members committed to working together to build an inclusive and equitable Oakland for everyone.  

Thanks to 2018's sponsors and co-hosts for their generous support:

JUSTICE DEFENDER LEVEL
SOLIDAGO FOUNDATION

WARRIOR LEVEL
ACLU of Northern CA • SEIU Local 1021
The San Francisco Foundation
CHANGE-MAKER LEVEL
Bay Rising • East Bay Community Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
National Union of Healthcare Workers • SMART Local 104
The California Endowment
LEADER LEVEL
DevLabs • Councilmember At Large Rebecca Kaplan
IFPTE Local 21 • Miller & Olson LLP • Sierra Club
PARTNER LEVEL
Bend the Arc • California Federation of Teachers
Causa Justa :: Just Cause • FairVote California • Justice Funders
Movement Strategy Center • Parent Voices Oakland
ALLY LEVEL
Asian Pacific Environmental Network • Beneficial State Foundation
Supervisor Keith Carson • Chinese Progressive Association
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice • Community Bank of the Bay
Design Action • East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy • Filipino Advocates for Justice
Congresswoman Barbara Lee • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote • Mujeres Unidas y Activas
San Francisco Rising • St. Mary’s Center • Sole Space • Urban Habitat
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club • Working Partnerships USA

CO-HOST COMMITTEE
Nwamaka Agbo • Louise Anderson • Rob Bonta • Nikki Bas • Fred Blackwell
Donna Bransford • Ecaterina Burton • Kim Carter • Myra Chow • Sharon Cornu
Quinn Delaney • Alex Desautels • Jose Dorado • Lailan Huen • LaNiece Jones
Nayeli Maxson • Jahmese Myres • Luke Newton • Steven Pitts • Maria Poblet • Pamela Price
Dee Rosario • Rebecca Saltzman • Lateefah Simon • Dan Siegel • Sabrina Smith
Gloria Totten • Amado Uno • Carlos Uribe • Sheryl Walton • Marla Wilson
Pete Woiwode • Behrooz Yeganegi 

 

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