#CMInsecure speaker @erinsemine’s film Ale y Yose is now available on @kqedtrulyca! High school is hard enough, being a DREAMer during the age of ever-changing immigration laws is even harder. Ale y Yose follows two friends and DACA-recipients through adolescence, friendship, home, and belonging. The link in our bio will tell you where to access this eye-opening and inspiring documentary.⠀
#oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #daca #dreamers #documentary #oakland #hyphy — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/33g2Jfd

Today we’re spilling the beans on @bighousebeans, whose mission is to provide opportunities to anyone who has a vision for their future and a heart to work hard. They’re a small business focused on true, equal opportunities. Co-founder John Krause is a former San Quentin prison inmate just like our speaker this month. Check out their Instagram and website or stop by their Brentwood cafe if you’re in the area. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #coffeewithpurpose #coffee #bighousebeans — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/31tsxVJ

Tickets for this Friday’s #CMStress event with Jonathan Chiu are now available! Head to the link in our bio to save your virtual spot. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #oakland — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/3lfZEUQ

Tickets for this Friday’s #CMStress event with Jonathan Chiu go live TODAY (Monday 8/24) at 11am. Head to the link in our bio to save your virtual spot! #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/3hC0j0o

Meet our #CMStress presenter, Jonathan Chiu. Born in Hong Kong, Jonathan immigrated to the US with his family when he was 8. He struggled with assimilation and personal family turmoil. At age 22 he was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for first-degree murder. In September 2014 he was transferred to San Quentin State Prison where he ran marathons, created crossword puzzles for the San Quentin News and Wall City magazine, and began performing stand up comedy. Jonathan was released on May 1, 2020 and is beginning his next chapter in Oakland. He works on the @voices_from_san_quentin Instagram and Twitter campaign and volunteers with the Arsola Distribution center to provide food for families in the time of COVID-19. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about Jonathan. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #oakland #sanquentin #sanquentinprison #voicesfromsanquentin — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2Ecun4j

It’s #TBT so we’re sharing a gem from our archives. In our #CMWonder talk, drag queen @mamacelestefanclub challenged us to open our minds, stay curious, and explore what could be. You can find the link to this talk (and all our archives) in our bio. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #mamaceleste #oaklash #drag #dragperformance #bayareadrag — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/39l6fGp

While our usual morning ritual of running out for a latte is on hold, the baristas and business owners who run our favorite coffee shops are feeling the financial strain. If you have a little (or a lot of) spare change, consider adding some to the virtual tip jar for our friends and sponsors at @moderncoffee or buying a gift card to use in the future. Head to the link in our bio and click on “Resources for our community.” Every little bit can help our local small businesses cover their costs until they resume regular operations. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #moderncoffee #coffee #oakland #oaklandsmallbiz #virtualtipjar #latteart — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/3a8D4rk

Looking for ways to support our community without leaving the house? Longtime friend and sponsor of CreativeMornings Oakland @teaswithmeaning has an online store that’s open for business. Head to the link in our bio and click on the link “Resources for our community” or just do a Google search for Teas With Meaning to find the website. We could all use a relaxing cup right about now! #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #community #communitea #oakland #oaklandsmallbiz #supportoakland #teaswithmeaning #tea — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2QKS1Z5

Remember the lovely Ari Takata-Vasquez of @shopviscera from our #CMinvest event? As Executive Director of @keepitoakland18 (Oakland Indie Alliance), she’s asking us to help small Oakland businesses that are being impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns and looking to shift their business online. Do you have a talent or trade you’re willing to share, either at a reduced rate or pro bono to help them out? Ari created a Google doc to help connect businesses with service providers who can help them. Head to the link in our bio to find the doc and connect with business owners who need you. This is a great way to help out our local community, even while most of us are sheltering in place and trying to reduce social contact. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #oakland #oaklandsmallbiz #oaklandbusiness #covid_19 #shelterinplace #helpeachother #lookforthehelpers — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2wivcop

This month, our theme is #cmidentity, but this announcement is a little different from usual. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to postpone our in-person meetup. We couldn’t with clear conscience create a space that might encourage the spread of COVID-19. But we’re still here for our community—we’ve put together a list of resources in case you’re looking for ways to help the most vulnerable members of our population. And if you’re craving connection, we’re organizing a virtual coffee date so you can still meet a new friend. Head to the link in our bio for both the resources and the coffee date signup. We’ll continue to keep you posted as we plan for future events. #oaklandiscreative #creativemornings #virtualcoffee — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2W5XhtK

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