Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards


2019’s Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards was the best yet! [Check out photos!] Thank you for joining us as we celebrated Oakland’s social justice champions – 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:

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

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 2019's sponsors and co-hosts for their generous support:


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

SEIU 1021

National Union of Healthcare Workers • Sierra Club • The California Endowment

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

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

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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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.

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