Oakland North TV
A group of disabled musicians, poets and other artists use their music for social justice work. Specifically, they aim to raise awareness and promote the disabled community.
Facing a crowd of over 100 people, Nilton J. Serva, a 19 year-old Latino entrepreneur, pitched his idea for an app that connects career mentors with Latinos and Latinas. An audible “Wow!” was heard from the audience as a teammate showed a mock-up of the simple, elegant app on the screen with sections for career credentials, a profile photo and ratings.
October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of The Black Panther Party. The celebration started on October 20, when several of the original members of the Panthers came to Oakland to recognize their achievements and their struggles over the years.
Canine Companions for Independence held Dogfest at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. The event served to educate the community about assistance dogs and how much they help the disabled community.
Cuddling is not recognized by most people as a legitimate profession like law or medicine, or even dog-walking. But it’s starting to turn into a service some people are willing to pay for—$80 an hour in Oakland.
On October 8, California Canoe & Kayak hosted their 14th annual Support Strokes event in hopes of raising $15000 for the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic. The funds raised at will allow the clinic to continue to provide free cancer care services to low income women in Oakland.
Children’s Fairyland held their annual Drawn Together event which drew over 250 attendees, selling out the venue. This adults-only event invited artists and the general public into the park for a night of artistry, food, drinks, and conversation, all culminating in an auction.