For Tech EQuity Week, OpenOakland and representatives from the City of Oakland are hosting a panel discussion, “Fostering Equity in Oakland.”
For this event, we are bringing officials from the City of Oakland together with champions of equity to begin an open dialogue around the following questions:
-What is your role in fostering equity in Oakland engagement efforts?
-How is Oakland using technology to engage with the Oakland community?
-What are the opportunities to make our engagement efforts more equitable?
-How can community members participate and be good stewards of equity, particularly in digital spaces?
- Mai-Ling Garcia (Manager, Online Engagement, City of Oakland) – Moderator
- Ellie Tumbuan (Chief Strategy Officer, The Justice Collective)
- Chris Bridges (Butler Koshland Fellow at the Equal Justice Society) – Tentative
- Darlene Flynn (Director, Department of Race and Equity, City of Oakland)
+ Welcome. Networking. Small bites.
+ Brief History of OpenOakland
+ Civic Engagement 101
+ Overview of some OpenOakland Projects
+ Panel discussion about “”Fostering Equity in Oakland”
OpenOakland is a nonprofit civic innovation organization that brings together coders, designers, data geeks, journalists, city staff, and community members to collaborate on solutions to improve the lives of all Oaklanders. OO emerged out of Code for America’s local Oakland Brigade group, and holds weekly events for motivated community members to collaborate and work on projects to improve the city.
OpenOakland focuses on the application of technology to solutions for transparency, civic engagement, and knowledge dispersal– as well as hosting events to improve the dialogue around civic tech. Our projects are supported by engaged volunteers and community partnerships.