Join us on June 28 at the Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards as we celebrate the work of 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. They include a close ally who’s bringing a racial justice lens to transportation governance on the BART board, current and former leaders of our partner organizations who are now boldly stepping up to run for office, a neighborhood-based coalition that is taking power into its own hands in the wake of neglect by its city councilmembers, and two local businesses who truly value community space and voice.

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 

Get your tickets today! 

Oakland Museum of California sculpture gardens
Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 5:30 to 8:30PM

Ticket holders will have:

  • open bar & hors d’oeuvres
  • free entry into the Natural History level
  • validated parking @$1/hr (though BART is encouraged — just 1 block from Lake Merritt BART)

PLUS the 1st 50 people to buy a pre-event ticket will receive a limited-edition commemorative t-shirt. 

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.




570 14th Street, Suite 1
Oakland, CA 94612

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