Everybody loves a good DAY PARTY, especially when it's for a good cause. Join us for an evening of community, December 29th at Make Westing, in the heart of downtown Oakland. Doors open at 4pm, with the fun going til 10pm. We will be starting the evening with spoken word poetry, along with a performance by the band Sound Sentinel, followed by DJ Kween Uneek playing all of your favorite slaps, with Femcee Breathless keeping you entertained. Enjoy drink specials, and a prize wheel loaded with goodies, from bottles of wine and patron to Hella Bay Clothing swag, along with other prizes donated by local businesses. Also, don't miss the 8pm raffle. First prize is a pair of Warrior tickets! To purchase a raffle ticket just click on the cart button below, and your ticket will be emailed to you. And don't forget to check out the art on display (for sale) showcasing the talented artists from the LGBTQ Center. All proceeds will be going to the Oakland LGBTQ Art Center. You don't want to miss this!
The Center is committed to supporting community youth by providing information and referral services, support groups, leadership development, conflict resolution workshops, advanced educational opportunities, job training and employment information, food and nutrition referrals, and referrals for housing and homeless prevention services.
The Oakland LGBTQ Center is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of community members.They provide information and referral services, along with a variety of health-related workshops, forums and support groups including NA, CMA, AA, violence prevention, HIV/AIDS, mental health referrals and more.
Exploring new ways to serve LGBTQ older adults and families in our community. They are dedicated to promoting a positive and healthy quality of life for families and elder LGBTQ individuals in Oakland by ensuring they continue to be supported, respected, and connected to our broader community.
Make Westing exemplifies a sense of community. In the heart of Oakland, its doors are open to everyone. Advocates of keeping Oakland, Oakland- they do the groundwork, knocking door-to-door, building strong ties to back their community. Creating space for all of Oaklands demographics, they embody the diversity of its people. Make Westing supports local artisans and grassroots organizations, while resisting against social injustice. Managers, Dennise Acio and Glenn Barrack, are proud to sponsor Oakland's first LGBTQ Center, along with Hella Bay Clothing.
Hella Bay Clothing is a local clothing brand, which boasts Bay Area themed urban apparel. Their clothing is designed and printed here in Oakland, and you can usually find them on the weekends vending at Jack London Square, or any number of local festivals in the community. Owner Teresa Kimbrough is honored to sponsor such an important community cause along side Make Westing, and looks forward to being involved with other such community enhancing endeavors in the future.