Jumoke Hinton-Hodge Hosts McClymonds High Alumni Event

Youth  to Be Honored for “Giving Back” to the Community

Jumoke Hinton-Hodge

Oakland Unified School District Candidate Jumoke Hinton-Hodge will host a celebration and acknowledgment of 21st Century successful alumni of McClymonds High School in Oakland, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct 26, at 1050 West Grand Ave. in Oakland. Hinton-Hodge said the event will recognize the excellence of many McClymonds youth who are committed to giving back to the community. These graduates have attended colleges and universities, including California State East Bay, UC Berkeley and UC Riverside and have earned degrees in political science, communications, theater and performance, as well as fashion design and production. To honor young adults and to encourage greater appreciation of West Oakland, which is frequently negatively stereotyped, Skylier Blanchard, founder and CEO of Skylier Wear Production Studio, is lending the space to the community for the event. Devonique Murphy, a McClymonds graduate in 2007 and UC Berkeley graduate in 2012, is an intern and assistant at the Skylier studio. Promoting this gathering, Hinton Hodge seeks to develop increased opportunities for Oakland’s youth and bridge networks for community development. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of filmmakers, designers, educators and social activists. For more information call (510) 918-4403.
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