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[Staff Pick] Feb 5 • Oakland Reconstructed: Realizing Utopia

February 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Last fall, Broaklyn presented the Brooklyn Reconstructed Film Series; a collection of documentaries centered in Brooklyn rooted in explaining the mechanics contributing towards the reshaping of communities. One year later, “Oakland Reconstructed” brings the focus to Oakland. Through a series of town forums, a league of scholars, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and creatives will work to answer the question many of them are already asking themselves, “Where do I fit into Oakland”?

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Wednesday, February 5 | 7PM
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
659 14th Street

Presented by Broaklyn Film & Theater Company

“Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent; not a singular conception of ability.”

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GLYNN WASHINGTON is the host and creator of the NPR radio/television program, Snap Judgment, the show about the decisions people make that change EVERYTHING. Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, United Nations advisor, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper before leaping into Snap Judgment. Glynn has composed music for Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, and once upon a time released a blues album . . .

SEAN MURPHY planted roots in Oakland with Inner City Advisors, a non-profit organization where he was fortunate to work with a team of individuals committed to a single mission — creating and retaining good jobs for local residents of the Bay Area. Sean believes in the power of thinking differently, creatively, and boldly while trusting the gut and taking risks, so in March of 2013, Sean decided to shake things up by launching Fund Good Jobs (501c3), a philanthropic venture capital fund. Fund Good Jobs is a philanthropic vehicle that does venture investing in high-need, high-growth small businesses to create good jobs for those who need them the most.

MICHLENE KALI is an alternative education advocate who homeschooled her older two children for eight years and is currently homeschooling her youngest child, a kindergartner. She is the area representative for Alternative Education Revolution Organization (AERO) and is actively involved in organizing and teaching homeschoolers in Oakland. Michlene is also a co-founder of Sistahs of the Good Birth: A Childbirth and Wellness Collective for Women of African Descent, a Doula and an Ayurvedic Practitioner. In her “free-time,” she aspires to be a writer.

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Fred Blackwell, Asst. City Administrator of Oakland
Bobbito Garcia, DJ/Activist/Filmmaker
Gerard Garzon, Director Oakland Public Library
Daz-I-Kue, DJ/Producer
Greg Hodge, Educator
Gregory Hunter, Dir. Oakland Redevelopment Agency
Jennifer Johns, Artivist
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Dir. Performing Arts YBCA
Rich Medina, DJ/Producer/Educator
Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland
Maisha Quint, Eastside Cultural Center
Kenton Rainey, BART Chief of Police

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February 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)
(510) 637-0200
659 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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