Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards

 Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards is back in person Thursday, June 23rd from 5 to 8PM at the Black Cultural Zone – Liberation Park! We are celebrating 14 years of building community power and driving a progressive agenda for Oakland’s working-class, immigrant and communities of color. Help us honor our local social justice leaders at the premier summer event for movement builders and change makers. Your support bolsters our political power-building work so that we can win community-solutions and develop leaders who champion racial, economic & environmental justice.

The 2022 winners are:

Townie of the Year: Reparations for Black Students

Government Official Townie: in memory of Sup. Wilma Chan

Local Business Townie: Wahpepah’s Kitchen

Culture Maker Townie: Black Cultural Zone

Your ticket comes with food from Tacos Sinaloa and the Damel, drinks from House Kombucha, Drake’s beer, Frey Vineyards, and Barefoot Wine. Free onsite childcare is available.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking. We ask all guests to pre-register and upload a PCR test result or proof of current vaccination to Crowdpass. A limited number of rapid tests will be on site for those who are unable to upload their info to Crowdpass. Given the changing nature of COVID, we reserve the right to change the requirements.

A special thank you to all of our generous sponsors and co-hosts!



SEIU Local 1021


AFSCME Council 57

Bank of San Francisco

Policy Link

San Francisco Foundation


ACLU of Northern California

Anti Police-Terror Project

Oakland Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas

Bay Rising Action

California Federation of Teachers

California Nurses Association

Center for Story-based Strategy

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

IFPTE Local 21

Justice Funders

Oakland Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan

National Union of Healthcare Workers

BART Board Director Lateefah Simon

State Senator Nancy Skinner

Working Partnerships USA


Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson

Center for Empowered Politics

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Oakland Councilmember Treva Reid

Oakland Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao



AC Transit Director Jovanka Beckles

Black Organizing Project

Californians for Justice

Filipino Advocates for Justice

Fun with Financials


Just Cities

Oakland Education Association

Oakland Not for Sale

BART Board Director Robert Raburn

Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group

Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter

St Mary’s Center

Urban Habitat

Allyssa Victory

Co-Host Committee

Mandy Au Yeung | Donna Bransford | Cat Brooks | Ecaterina Burton | Margi Clarke | Tracey Corder | Shay Franco-Clausen | Nancy Friedman | Greg Hodge | Floyd Huen & Jean Quan | Lailan Huen | Lindsay Imai Hong | Jakada Imani & Laura Todaro | Dave Kakashiba | Keyvan & Andrea Lee | Carina Lieu | Allistair Mallillin | Bilen Mesfin Packwood & Damon Packwood | Jonathan Mehta Stein | Michelle MiJung Kim | Kỳ-Nam Miller | Luke Newton | Dang Nguyen & Gala King | Meg Renik | Dee Rosario | Jessamyn Sabbag | Jill Shenker | Dan Siegel | Evelyn Torres | Malia Vella | Sheryl Walton | Kenya Wheeler | Calvin Williams & Leila McCabe | Marla Wilson | Pete Woiwode | Alvina Wong