Conversations in Oakland

Oakland’s new thought-provoking speaker series – Conversations in Oakland.  Each month this series will feature thought leaders who shape both Oakland and the ability to improve our community and ourselves. 

Admittance Open to the general public. Speaking events are typically held at 100 Grand Avenue The Club Room – 6th Floor in Oakland, CA from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Held virtually over Zoom during Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place order.

Attend an upcoming talk and RSVP below or nominate a potential speaker for a future talk here.

June 9 – Keeping in Touch: Contact Tracing in Alameda County

Dr. Nicholas Moss, Acting Director for Alameda County Public Health Departmen

Have you been wondering what everyone is talking about when they mention contact tracing as it relates to COVID-19?

Join us as the Acting Director for the Alameda County Public Health Department’s (ACPHD) Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division, Dr. Nicholas Moss, leads a discussion ACPHD’s plans for contact tracing as the county begins to open up after the shelter-in-place order.

In addition to learning about how this is done, will share how ACPHD how Rotarians and volunteers can support and supplement the effort. 


June 23 – Bridging the Educational Equity Gap

Lakisha Young,  Executive Director of The Oakland REACH

Lakisha Young,  Executive Director of The Oakland REACH, will be speaking about The Oakland REACH City-Wide Virtual Family Hub, their biggest and boldest step yet to address systemic issues related to educational equity and access in Oakland.

Oakland REACH is a grassroots organization that has had over 5,000 1:1 meetings with underserved families in Oakland’s flatlands, provided leadership and development for over 350 Oakland district and charter families, and led two successful campaigns to increase access to quality education for our families.