PUEBLO, People United for a Better Life in Oakland, is holding its 26th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12 at La Estrellita restaurant at 6 p.m. at 446 E. 12th St. in Oakland.
This year’s theme is, “Creating Pathways to Employment, Healthy Neighborhoods, and Community Peace.”
The celebration will include deli appetizers, refreshments, dancing and community building. There will be a special musical performance by Namorados Da Lua, one of the newest Brazilian bands to hit the Bay Area.
The keynote speaker will be Lateefah Simon, longtime youth advocate, social change visionary and public speaker.
This event the event will feature a new award in honor of the late Grover Dye, Sr., longtime grassroots activist, civil rights champion, and former PUEBLO Board chair. The inaugural recipient is The Oakland Post.
”We applaud The Oakland Post’s leadership in covering the stories and issues that other news outlets often neglect or ignore, especially the ones that affect the most underrepresented and marginalized communities in Oakland,” according to a statement released by PUEBO.
The event also will unveil a scholarship fund in honor of Gwen Hardy, a founding member of PUEBLO and the only original community member who is still active in PUEBLO.
Tickets for our event are available for purchase at www.pueblo.brownpapertickets.com. They include discounted community tickets.
The event is on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/events/1615981161997001.