Sister Circle
Feb
28
2:30 PM14:30

Sister Circle

Sister Circle meets every Wednesday from 2:30pm-4:00pm at Youth UpRising. Sister Circle is a space for women to talk about important life decisions and daily struggles. Topics include money, relationships, motherhood, violence, and much more!

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Food Distribution
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Food Distribution

Every Fourth Wednesday of the month from 12 P.M.- 3 P.M. we will provide the opportunity for YU youth, families, and surrounding community to come and receive a bag of food for their families. FREE of charge! No ID needed. You will get a free grocery bag of food on the spot! Don't miss out.

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Boiz Talk
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

Boiz Talk

Boiz Talk is a weekly group for studs, bois, masculine of center and female-to-male (FTM) youth. Talk about love, relationships, and be in community with people just like you. Join us every Tuesday at 4pm!

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We Out Here
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

We Out Here

We Out Here is a weekly group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) youth and our friends to talk, eat food, and have fun. This group meets every Monday at 4:00pm. To attend you must have an open mind! 

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Man Up
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Man Up

Engage in this weekly forum for deep discussions about money, relationships, parenthood, health, violence, and community service. Each workshop will engage participants to socially and consciously think about the impact that they have on themselves, others, and the community.

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One Mic
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

One Mic

One Mic is a spoken word and creative writing workshop. This workshop will focus on how to write and perform your work, as well as, touch on some Public Speaking skills and Lyric Writing. Come explore the art of Poetry, Spoken Word and Story Telling. Get ready to snap it up and express yourself! Use your voice and be heard! Join us on Thursdays from 4pm-5:30pm. "All I need is ONE MIC". 

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Intergalactic Black Family Night

Come celebrate with us at the Oakland Chabot Space and Science Center on Saturday, June 18, 2016!

This is an Afrocentric, all ages, family fundraising event with proceeds going to Youth UpRising. The event will include food and beverages, a silent auction, performances, VIP tables, entrance to the museum, a telescope viewing and fun activities for children.

Free Parking and Public Transportation from the Fruitvale Bart Station will be available during the event.

For more information please visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/626674857480766/

You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intergalactic-black-family-night-tickets-25218963599

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Oakland

Leading up to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the Road to GES series has come through cities across six continents and inside the United States to illustrate firsthand entrepreneurship’s spirit of building community by way of innovation in security, inclusive prosperity, and culture.

Youth UpRising will be host to conversations around global youth entrepreneurship, the value of civic technology as well as have an investment boot camp for Bay Area entrepreneurs. Come enjoy the conversation and ideas happening this Saturday at Youth UpRising. Entrance is free and tickets are available on Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1UMmbpa

 

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Jun
17
4:30 PM16:30

Coming Out Party

Come out to support and celebrate our LGBTQ youth

Help spread the word!
 

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy will be speaking at the event! Miss Major is a formerly incarcerated, transgender elder who has led the Bay Area in activism and advocacy for the past 40 years. As a pioneering civil rights activist, it is an incredible honor to host her at the event!

We will have resources from local partner organizations that are LGBTQ focused as well as youth performances, food, music, and other activities.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Suppers Fundraiser for YU

The East Bay fine dining scene joins local community organizations for restaurateur Charlie Hallowell's second season of the successful Sunday Suppers series. Launched in May 2014, this event now occurs every other month and brings together spectacular food and good company to raise money for a different East Bay organization working on behalf of the community. 

The fundraising dinner for Youth UpRising is happening on May 15th at Pizzaiolo. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets cost $60 - $100+ at a sliding scale per person. They include wine and a fixed, multiple course meal. The bar will be open throughout the evening for individuals who did not purchase dinner tickets, but are interested in making a donation while ordering drinks. All proceeds after costs will be donated to Youth UpRising. 

5:00pm Cocktail hour
5:30pm-7:30pm 1st Seating
8:00pm-10:00pm 2nd seating
10:00pm-11:00ish Cocktails continue

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May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Castlemont Community Awards & Show

This End of the Year Showcase is a red carpet event featuring many talented students within the Castlemont Community. The performance includes high-quality acts in singing, dancing, modeling, spoken word and more. There will also be youth visual art on display as well as refreshments and prizes.

Its a family affair! We hope you’ll bring lots of friends and family out to support our youth. Dress to impress and get your picture taken on the red carpet. Remember, the event is free!

See you there!

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May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Castlemont Community Conversation-Know your Rights: A Legal and Rights-based Resource Fair

When: May 10th, 5:30-7PM

Where: Youth UpRising – 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland (in the Castlemont neighborhood)

Who: Best Babies Zone (BBZ) is a place-based initiative housed at the Alameda County Public Health department working in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland (82nd-94th, MacArthur-Olive/Birch). We work with partners and residents to support community transformation in the neighborhood, creating an environment in which ultimately all babies are born healthy and able to thrive.  We focus our work in community engagement, community economic development, and early childhood & family support.

In 2016, BBZ is implementing a series of Community Conversations based on resident-identified thematic interests. For our May 10th conversation, we are focusing on the thematic interests of knowing your rights. Residents have expressed an interest in understanding immigration rights, rights related to interacting with the police, and general access to legal resources for anything from housing issues to general legal aid.

The structure of the May 10th Community Conversation will include both group speaking time and time for residents to engage with different resources in a “resource fair” style. Early on in the evening, we will create a space for each organization/resource present to share a bit about their organization, the types of work they do/resources they have available, and how those resources/information connect with understanding, advocating for, and practicing your rights. If your organization might be available to participate, please connect with Rachel Berkowitz (BBZ Manager) – Rachel.berkowitz@acgov.org – for more details. Thank you for your support!

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Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Join Youth UpRising on Thursday, March 24 from 4:00PM to 6:30PM for a documentary film screening of Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. What was the Black Panther Party (BPP)? Who were its founding members? What cultural and political impact did the movement have on racial equality, social justice, and civil rights? What lessons can we learn from the BPP's structures and systems? And what relevance does the BPP have in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement of today?

This will be an opportunity for youth as well as community members to learn about
The Black Panther Party and its impact as well as discuss lessons applicable to transforming our own community and the significance the movement continues to have in the age of information technology. 

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Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

DLabrie's SBAD Film Screening & Discussion

On Friday, February 26th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, in partnership with RonDavoux Records, DLabrie & Hip Hop Congress, YU will screen short-film, "Stay Black and Die" #SBAD, which honors the Bay Area legend "THE JACKA" and also features M1 of DEAD PREZ, and the HIP HOP CHESS FEDERATION !! This event will provide a space for hanging out, playing chess, and enjoying DJs and performers in addition to the screening and discussion. This event is simultaneously a celebration of Black History Month, Oakland youth culture and overcoming struggles. We are excited for our surprise special guests!

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Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

2016 Oakland Youth Careers Expo

YU is tabling at and bringing young people to the all-day Careers Expo on Friday, February 26th. Currently, there are over sixty members from different companies signed up to attend the Expo and speak to students about their industry. Students will have the opportunity to engage with individuals in fields of interest

Students will also have the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed and participate in mock interviews. We are hoping to provide our students with a valuable experience to meet adults in different industries, hear about potential career opportunities and receive valuable advice from industry professionals.

For more information, please contact our Director of Career Services, Shaniece Alexander at salexander@youthuprising.org

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Feb
25
to May 3

East Bay Gives

YU is participating in a national online giving day called East Bay Gives. Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, East Bay Gives provides over 360 non-profit organizations a national platform to connect with potential donors and highlight the great work they do in their communities. East Bay Gives, 2016 is an opportunity to mobilize everyone in the East Bay on the same day. Last year they raised over $649,000. Please check out their website www.eastbaygives.org for more information, and don't forget to select YU when you give on May 3rd!
 

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Community Resource Fair
Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

Community Resource Fair

Join us at Youth UpRising's Community Resources Fair on Friday, January 29th from 2-5pm. In addition to food, games, and giveaways, we will have information on educational services, job opportunities, housing resources, health care enrollment, and legal services. 

For more information, please contact: Tatiana Horns at (510)777-9909 x128 or thorns@youthuprising.org -or- Tiffany White at (510)777-9909 x164 or twhite@youthuprising.org

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