September 13, 2023
Thank you for joining us in celebration of a bold vision of economic and racial justice in the East Bay. We are proud to lift up just a few of the visionaries and courageous leaders who have embodied our vision and have displayed incredible dedication and grit.
Reverend Jeremy McCants
Maria Elena Allain
Guest Speaker: Suguey Hernandez
Oakland Education Association
Comprised of nearly 3000 public school educators, Counselors, Social Workers, Librarians, and more, OEA fights to achieve a more racially and socially just Oakland School District, exemplifying the visionary ethos that EBASE is cultivating: taking a whole worker approach in understanding that teachers, students, and families face intersecting challenges and leveraging their power to improve conditions for Oakland’s future generations.
Todos Santos Tenants' Union
Union de Inquilinos Todos Santos
The tenants in Todos Santos Tenants’ Union in Contra Costa County have weathered harassment, intimidation, and racism from their landlords, and have organized together to shift the balance of power in their buildings and in city hall. The members of TSTU are working towards a vision of housing that is not only free of harassment, but safe and nurturing, supportive of families, and welcoming to all.
Councilmember Tamisha Torres-Walker
Founder and Executive Director of Safe Return Project, a campaign to secure the freedom and liberation of formerly incarcerated individuals, Tamisha Torres-Walker represents Antioch’s District 1. She brings to City Council a powerful vision of reform that centers safety and wellbeing over violence and profit, leading initiatives for tenants’ rights and rent stabilization, youth services, mental health resources, and violence prevention.
With 25+ years in various nonprofit and grassroots organizations in the Bay Area, liz is a force to contend with. The outgoing Executive Director of Oakland Rising, liz has facilitated nearly six years of growth, clarity of vision, and connection, realizing improved communications organizing strategies and achieving a successful redistricting that increased voter representation of Black, Latinx, and Asian communities across all districts, all while leading with a vision of a world rooted in love, liberation, peace, and justice.
IИTI (formerly Inti Batey), is a captivating Latin experimental fusion band that pushes the boundaries of musical genres, creating a unique and mesmerizing sonic experience. Its members are working-class cultural workers, teachers, healers, and community organizers whose music blends elements of traditional Latin rhythms with modern electronic sounds, Hip Hop, and rock influences.