BCX in Oakland: Building the Infrastructure of Liberation Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

The Black Contractors Xchange presents Building the Infrastructure of Liberation on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Everett and Jones Barbecue, 126 Broadway with presentations on two projects designed to reverse displacement in San Francisco and Oakland and galvanize the 750,000 African-Americans in northern California with $15 billion of yearly income.

Carolyn Johnson, a board member of Pacific Community Ventures, which operates the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, discusses the planned Black Community Zone in east Oakland and John William Templeton, co-founder of National Black Business Month, describes the Dr. B. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation and Sargent Johnson National Museum of African-American Art on the San Francisco waterfront.

Licensed contractors and construction professionals from throughout the region are invited to RSVP to [email protected] or call 415-240-3537 by Monday, Oct. 7 and to consider participating in the weekly meetings of the Black Contractors Xchange at African-American restaurants. This is a new approach to economic equality driven by the capacity of our community to control its own land use and to profit from the growth of our wider metropolitan area proactively.

To understand the data and practice, visit blackbusinessmonth.com and order We’re Due: State of Black Business, 16th edition. The offer includes a yearly subscription to the Journal of Black Innovation.

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