Next Oakland speaker

Michelle Cruz Gonzales

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September 28, 8:30am • Chapter 510 and the Department of Make Believe • part of a series on Chaos

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This Friday Sept. 26th @ 8:30a, we bring you a local Bay Area artist Brett Cook to represent the theme COLOR.

Get your tickets folks!

Brett Cook is an artist and educator who uses his creative practice to transform outer and inner worlds of being. For over two decades, Cook has produced installations, exhibitions, curricula, and events widely across the United States, and internationally. His museum work features drawing, painting, photography, and elaborate installations that make intimately personal experiences universally accessible. His public projects typically involve community workshops and collaborative art, along with music, performance, and food to create a more fluid boundary between art making, daily life, and healing.

This Friday, August 29th, we have a very special guest at Pandora HQ. Esther Pearl will be taking the daunting feat of speaking on the theme FAILURE. 

Esther Pearl is the founder and Executive Director of Camp Reel Stories. She received her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts from U.C.S.D and her M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from The Presidio Graduate School. She has spent 15 years working in Production Management in the Entertainment Industry. The majority of her career was spent at Pixar Animation Studios where her feature film credits include Academy Award winning films The Incredibles and Wall-e, as well as Monsters, Inc. Her other credits include; Titanic, Starship Troopers, Armageddon and What Dreams May Come.

She was also a founding board member and the former President of the Board of Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC).

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On July 17th, we invite Tajai Massey to speak at Impact HUB Oakland.

Known by the stage name, Tajai, is an American hip-hop artist and producer. He is one of the four founding members of Oakland-based underground hip hop group Souls of Mischief, and a part of the eight-person group Hieroglyphics.

Tajai is an experienced CEO to a legendary underground hip hop label that has stood the test of time. Most importantly and why we chose him at CreativeMornings Oakland: He’s pro-Oakland. We like that.

Check out CreativeMornings Oakland’s latest video! 

Favianna takes us on a tour of political history through art and culture, and how to take action in our communities. We are given insight into cultural shifts and the effects of changing the narratives as a starting point to changing policies.

Wow! So powerful! 

We have Favianna Rodriguez for May 22nd’s talk themed FREEDOM. Favianna is an artist and activist. Watch this sneak peak about her.

Creative Mornings Oakland is proud to announce our speaker for May’s Freedom themed talk: the sensational Favianna Rodriguez.

It will be held on a Thursday, May 22nd, 8:30a at Impact HUB in downtown Oakland.

Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence. Favianna’s practice is grounded in the desire to humanize and empower communities who are impacted by inequality and racism. She spends time on the front lines with affected communities, researching policies and supporting fellow artists of color and migrants through resources, mentorship, and collaborative opportunities. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Favianna’s earliest mentors were artists and movement leaders in the Chicano and Black Arts Movement. When Favianna is not making art, she is directing CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights.

Freedom she exudes. It should be a great one. Don’t forget to sign up for your free ticket!

Nenna Presents: Sugar in the Raw (please be 18 years+ to view):

After Friday’s inspiring talk by Nenna Joiner on the topic of Sex & Creativity, we want to make the “afterglow” last a little longer. Check out Nenna’s triumphant gallery exhibition Sugar in the Raw. 

For any locals out there, go visit the aesthetically pleasing, otherworldly experience that is Feelmore510, in the heart of Downtown Oakland. Nenna will take good care of you. Anyone from CreativeMornings receives a 15% discount on product.

Stay Sexy my friends.

Time to get a little sexy, Oakland. Join us this April 25th for a talk on Sex and Creativity!

Get your tix on the 21st 11am, For Free!

About our Speaker: An entrepreneuer of her own brand, Nenna Joiner takes pride in knowing and being a part of Oakland, while doing what she can to turn the sex industry on its head. From setting good examples in small business etiquette to educating the town on their safe sexual exploration, she has made a mark in several creative ventures. She is a two-time Feminist Porn winner, has been appointed by the mayor as commissioner on Measure Y Oversight Committee for Oakland, and has a new book coming out in May, Faith, Flesh & Finance. Catch Nenna making films, curating galleries, or doing her own version of the Vagina Monologues with an Oakland spin. But most importantly hear her speak on the topic of Sex in Creativity at our upcoming CreativeMornings Oakland.