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[PHOTOS] Blacks in Tech Gather to Discuss Workplace Activism at Second Annual Oakland Summit

Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech: The Power Is Ours
Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech: The Power Is Ours

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Event: Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech: The Power Is Ours
Date: October 15, 2016
Pictured (across top): Cedric Brown (Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center for Social Impact), Landon Williams (Sr. Director, San Francisco Foundation), Darrell Jones III (‎Head of Business Development, Clef), Y-Vonne Hutchinson (CEO, ReadySet)
Location: Kapor Center for Social Impact, Oakland
Photography: Jean Torres

A​midst​ ​another​ ​year​ ​of​ ​powerful​ ​Black​ ​activism​ ​during​ ​this,​ ​the​ ​50th Anniversary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Black​ ​Panther​ ​Party, ​the​ ​second​ ​annual​ ​​Oakland​ ​Summit​ ​on Blacks​ ​in​ ​Tech​​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​how​ ​Black​ ​employees​ ​of​ ​tech​ ​companies​ ​can​ ​best​ ​harness individual​ ​and​ ​collective​ ​power​ ​to​ ​make​ ​beneficial​ ​change.

Sessions
​• Getting​ ​Organized​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Homefront – Presenters: Anthony Heckman (Kapor Capital), Catherine Bracy (Tech Equity Collaborative), Kandace Cooks (Uber). Moderated by Darrell Jones III (Clef)
• ​​Sustaining​ ​a​ ​Movement​ ​Needs​ ​More​ ​than​ ​ReTweeting – Presenters: Brandi Collins (Color Of Change.org), Donna Bransford (Black Organizing Project), Tiffani Ashley Bell (The Human Utility). Moderated by Cedric Brown (Kapor Center)
• ​Caring​ ​for​ ​Ourselves​ ​so​ ​We​ ​Can​ ​Care​ ​for​ ​Others – Presenters: Elen Awalom (Ola Initiative*), Vanessa Mason. Moderated by Y-Vonne Hutchinson (ReadySet)

Sponsors
Kapor Center for Social Impact, African American Employee Network, theREGISTRY Bay Area, ReadySet