Friday, September 13, 2013 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
at the Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA

This special, free event celebrating Bay Area arts education
was a resounding success! More than 400 community members
experienced the amazing speakers and performances listed below.

Check out the photos documenting the event
by Tamiko Wong from the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. 

Featured Speakers

(in order of speaking)

Lisa Sasaki
Director of Audience & Civic Engagement Center
Oakland Museum of California

Keith Carson
President, Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Sheila Jordan
Superintendent of the Alameda County Office of Education

Karen Monroe
Associate Superintendent of the Alameda County Office of Education

Craig Watson
Director of the California Arts Council

Dr. D. Brent Stephens
Assistant Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, Elementary Division

Rachel Osajima
Director of the Alameda County Arts Commission

Tom DeCaigny
Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission

Featured Performers

Westlake Middle School Jazz Combo
Inspiring youth jazz group
presented in association with Oakland Unified School District
and San Francisco Performances

Jenny Zheng
Guzheng performer with the Chinese Spirit Music Ensemble
at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Fresh Dynamix
High energy hip-hop dancers
presented in association with REACH Ashland Youth Center and Alameda County Arts Commission

Vocal Rush
Award-winning youth vocal group
from Oakland School for the Arts

Oaktown Jazz Workshop
Youth jazz musicians from Oakland Jazz Workshop
celebrating the tradition of live jazz and jazz mentorship

Kinetic Arts
Awesome youth stilt walkers and jugglers
from Oakland School for the Arts & Kinetic Arts Center

There’s more year-round!

Please visit the Creative Impact Calendar for details on Reaching for the Stars: Cal Performances’ Annual Arts Learning Forum on Nov 13, 2013 and other Creative Impact events
for schools, families and community throughout the year.

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