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! Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action 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 celebrate and 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.

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 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.

If you are interested in supporting our work and becoming a sponsor or co-host, see details below and contact our Strategic Partnerships Director, Beth Gunston, at [email protected]. To purchase an individual ticket, click here.

A special thank you to our growing list of sponsors and co-host committee members.



  • PolicyLink
  • San Francisco Foundation


  • ACLU of Northern California
  • Anti Police-Terror Project
  • Oakland Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas
  • Bay Rising
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Nurses Association
  • Center for Story-based Strategy
  • Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
  • IFPTE Local 21
  • Justice Funders
  • Oakland Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • BART Board Director Lateefah Simon


  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • Center for Empowered Politics
  • East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
  • Oakland Councilmember Treva Reid


  • AC Transit Director Jovanka Beckles
  • Californians for Justice
  • Filipino Advocates for Justice
  • Fun with Financials
  • Just Cities
  • BART Board Director Robert Raburn
  • Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group
  • Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter
  • St Mary’s Center
  • Urban Habitat
  • Allyssa Victory for Oakland Mayor 2022
  • Oakland Not for Sale
  • In-Advance


Ecaterina Burton | Tracey Corder | Nancy Friedman | Greg Hodge | Floyd Huen and Jean Quan | Lailan Huen | Lindsay Imai Hong | Jakada Imani & Laura Todaro | Dave Kakashiba | Keyvan and Andrea Lee | Allistair Mallillin | Bilen Mesfin | Packwood & Damon Packwood | Michelle MiJung Kim | Ky-Na Miller | Luke Newton | Meg Renik | Jessamyn Sabbag | Jill Shenker | Dan Siegel | Evelyn Torres | Malia Vella | Calvin Williams & Leila McCabe | Marla Wilson | Pete Woiwode | Alvina Wong