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.firstname.lastname@example.org – for more details. Thank you for your support!