BLACK JOY PARADE
Feb
25
12:00 AM00:00

BLACK JOY PARADE

February 25, 2018 - The Black Joy Parade exists to provide the Black community and allies a live experience that celebrates our influence on cultures past, present and future. Individuals throughout the Bay united in celebrating Black Joy in Oakland for a parade that created a space to express each of our unique contributions to the Black experience. 

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CODE BLACK
Feb
24
12:00 AM00:00

CODE BLACK

February 24, 2018 - CODE BLACK was the culminating formal event for the Coalition of Black Excellence Week. Tech companies across the Bay Area came together to honor individuals and nonprofit organizations making a difference in communities of color. 

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Getting started: Early stage considerations for startups impacting diverse communities
Feb
23
12:30 AM00:30

Getting started: Early stage considerations for startups impacting diverse communities

February 23, 2018 - Michelle Behrens from Ropes & Gray LLP hosted a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, and how minorities are impacting the start-up industry. Criminal justice advocate Brandon Anderson is CEO of a tech nonprofit, Raheem AI, offering a secure and easy way of reporting police encounters.

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NextPlay Presents: Black History Month Jam Session
Feb
23
12:00 AM00:00

NextPlay Presents: Black History Month Jam Session

February 23, 2018 - Nextplay curates cultural events to build community and increase the representation and advancement of people of color in tech.  Nextplay hosted a Black History Month 90's themed Jam Session sponsored by Mapbox and Optimizely. Come dressed in your favorite 90's attire. All performances were influenced by the 90's era. 

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American Paradise Movie screening and q&A
Feb
22
12:30 AM00:30

American Paradise Movie screening and q&A

February 21, 2018 - Square, Inc. hosted a screening of American Paradise, a comedic film inspired by the true story of a bank thief in Ohio and featured at Sundance and SXSW. It was followed by a brief Q&A with its writer/director, Joe Talbot, and producer, Khaliah Neal. American Paradise is a precursor to the Sundance-supported feature, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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Macy's Celebrates Black History Month
Feb
22
12:30 AM00:30

Macy's Celebrates Black History Month

February 22, 2018 - Macy's celebrated black innovators and trailblazers for Black History Month! Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook, led an in-depth conversation with Qubilah Shabazz, cofounder of Malcolm X Legacy clothing line and the human rights activist's second daughter, and Erik Moore, founder of angel investor firm Base Ventures discussing how Black History has influenced their careers and business ventures. 

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CBEWeek KickOff
Feb
20
12:30 AM00:30

CBEWeek KickOff

February 20, 2018 - The CBEKick off, organized by Lakeisha Poole, was an inspiration! A packed room heard thoughtful insights from Black ERG leaders: Terrell Jones, Visa’s first Black ERG chair and founder of Culture Cookies; Dominique Hollins, ebay’s first Seller Diversity Ambassador and founder of Black Employees at eBay; Kourtni Marshall, software engineer and outgoing Global Chair for Black Googler Network; Andrea Long, event planner at Lyft and co-founder of Our Collective; and Andrea Alphonso, Head of Partnership for Black Women Tech and program manager at Google.

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Bay area Urban Debate League Volunteer Event
Feb
19
12:30 AM00:30

Bay area Urban Debate League Volunteer Event

February 19, 2018 - Volunteers from Deloitte and partnering CBEWeek companies  spent the day with students from the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL). The volunteers did everything from judging debate practice speeches and giving feedback, to providing students with professional development tips, to translating documents and stuffing recruitment envelopes.

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