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Innovations in Social Justice: New Actions, New Hope
Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Berkeley, United States
Where: Hub Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400
When: 6:30pm, August 26, 2010
Ticket Price: $5 general admission (please bring cash to pay at the door), free for Hub members.
(No one turned away for lack of funds)
This forum will highlight the cutting edge social justice work of several leaders and organizations active in the Bay Area and beyond. The evening will combine a series of short, inspiring talks about new approaches and new actions in the local movement for social justice, time for Q&A, and time to connect with others working for social justice locally. Attendees will be invited to share thoughts on ways to create forums for continued collaboration within the local social justice community.
is Program Director of the Immigrant Justice & Rights Program at the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and heads up HURRICANE: The Human Rights Immigrant Community Action Network. Arnoldo edits Network News, NNIRR’s newsmagazine, and represents NNIRR on the regional coordinators committee of the “Liberty & Justice for All Campaign” with the Washington, D.C.-based Rights Working Group.
Baybe Champ the Scraper Bike King
Baybe Champ, the leader of the Scraper Bikes Movement, seeks to capture the creativity of youth liviing within dangerous communities. By providing them with a way to create their own transportation, Baybe Champ has been able to give youth a positive outlet that is fun, educational and creates healthy lifestyles.
Aimee Allison is the popular Bay Area radio host and producer of the daily KPFA Morning Show. She founded the innovative local media project OaklandSeen. In addition, Aimee hosted Comcast Newsmakers on CNN Headline News regional broadcasts. Her talk show covers a wide range of issues – from the economy at home to conflict abroad, and she features unlikely heroes bringing new ideas and connections to solve our problems.
When & Where
Hub Bay Area + Intersection for the Arts
Hub Bay Area
Hub Bay Area is a place where for profit and non profit social change ideas build and scale into viable enterprises that address the complex problems we face, from poverty to climate change, for people and planet. Change agents find the support they need at the Hub to reach their goals faster, surrounded by a community that makes everyone smarter and more effective. From seed funding to professional services, from mentors to peers who understand what they are doing, the Hub is a platform that helps make it happen. It's where change goes to work.
Intersection for the Arts
Founded in the early 1960’s and incorporated in 1965, Intersection for the Arts cultivates inclusivity, builds community, and inspires social change through art. We develop, produce, and present new work in the performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary arts and we serve Bay Area communities through artist residencies, public art, education and incubation, and direct community engagement programs. For the past five decades, Intersection has initiated ground-breaking programming and broad-based collaboration that actively demonstrates that art and creativity realized through meaningful, inclusive, and collaborative places fuels vibrancy and facilitates positive