Dear Friends~

Like you, I have committed my career to fighting for justice, equity and democracy for workers, low-income people, communities of color and the broader electorate.  We don’t do this work for acclaim or fame, but out of a deep sense of duty and responsibility to the communities we come from and serve. As I enter the second month of my second year at Oakland Rising, I am honored to share some humbling news that we hope will bring greater awareness and attention to the amazing work and accomplishments of Oakland Rising.

I have the honor of being the (Robert) Redford Center 2010 Art of Activism Award Recipient.  On November 11th, the Redford Center will host a special award ceremony with Newark Mayor, Corey Booker at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema in San Francisco.

Oakland Rising’s success would not have been possible without the foresight and work of our core partners: Asian Pacific Environmental Network, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Causa Justa::Just Cause; the dedication and hard work of our amazing staff; or the on-going support of friends like you.

To help us mark this momentous occasion in our young organization’s history and to support our work, we encourage you to take action, and make a personal donation today! Click the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page to give online, and invest in our vision for a better Oakland.

We hope that you will join us on this special evening and look forward to even more success on November 2nd and beyond.

With lots of love and peace~
P.S. check out the press release here:

Always Towards Victory-

Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont
Executive Director
Oakland Rising