Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone CURYJ Grand Opening Gala

Join us for dinner, entertainment, raffles & more as we celebrate 13 years of CURYJ and the opening of the Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone at Fruitvale Station.

Friday, June 7th, 5:30-10pm

Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive

Tickets

$300 General Admission

Attire

Get ready to dazzle! We're rolling out the red carpet for a night where elegance meets healing justice energy. Strut your style, flaunt your flair, bring your A-game and dress to celebrate.

Event Details

5:30pm Opening Reception Mixer
6:30pm Dinner
7-9pm Program
9:30pm Raffle Announcements

Program Information

Land Acknowledgement

Julie Dominguez, Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Ambassador

Blessing Song

Lowegie McGill, Yuki-Wappo with Josh and Priest Martinez 

Drumming Performance

Baba Greg Hodge

Masters of Ceremonies

Maggie Escobedo-Steele & Donald Lacy

Fishbowl Keynote Conversation

Ericka Huggins & Morning Star Gali

Evening Entertainment

2024 CURYJ Award Recipients

Guests of Honor

The Family of Oscar Grant

Elizabeth Betita Martinez and Tony Coleman Young Warrior Rising Award

Amanda Majail-Blanco
Ashley Monterrosa
Michelle Monterrosa
Jose Reyna

Ronald Elder Freeman and Jitu Sadiki Lifetime Freedom Fighter Award

Dorsey Nunn
Linda Evans

Xhuy Ortiz & Jimmy Simmons Spiritual Warrior Healing Justice Award

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah
Nane Alejandrez

Piri and Suzie Dodd Thomas Cultural Activism Award

Greg Morozumi
Cat Brooks

Joe Brooks Changemaker in Philanthropy Award

Individual Donor: Quinn Delaney
Foundation: The California Endowment

Thank you to our generous sponsors and contributors!

CURYJ to Liberate Sponors

NDN Collective

Dream Beyond Bars Sponsors

American Institutes of Research
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Close Youth Prisons Sponsors

Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People & Families Movement
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Development
Shiree Teng & Dennis Smith
Sierra Health Foundation

Build Youth Leaders Sponsors

East Bay Community Foundation
Youth Alive!

Homies 4 CURYJ Sponsors

Anti Police-Terror Project
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Garcia González Fund
Hope and Heal Fund
Karen Rudolph and Arthur Simmons
The Unity Council

Hood Healers Sponsors

Asian Prisoners Support Committee
Bay Rising
CRI-SF

East Bay Asian Youth Center
Norris Henderson
Erica Hewitt
Sheila Jordan

Mithūn
The Mentoring Center
Oakland Education Association
Pamela Price, District Attorney of Alameda County
Solidaire

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Underground Scholars, UC Berkeley
Young Community Developers

Contributors

Akonadi Foundation
Haywood Burns Institute

Just Cities
Latino Community Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Venture Leadership Collective

In-Kind Donations

Amor Eterno Tattoo
Joan Benoit
Faride Bustamante
Ceron Kitchen | Alley & Vine
Flavor Innovator of the Illuminaries
Frisco Lens
In Lak’ech Dance Academy
La’on Canabe
Lux Orbis Astrology
Oakland Roots
Pura Vida 510
Speed Power Strength Gym
William Sonoma

Sponsorship Levels

All sponsors have the option to be included on our funder wall in the Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone. Fill your table with your guests or donate any number of your tickets to community members who would not otherwise be able to attend.

CURYJ to Liberate | $25,000

Includes 10 tickets / full-table, full-page ad in event program & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.

Dream Beyond Bars | $15,000

Includes 10 tickets / full-table, half-page ad in event program & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.

Close Youth Prisons | $10,000

Includes 5 tickets / half-table, quarter-page ad in event program & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.

Build Youth Leaders | $5,000

Includes 5 tickets / half-table, business card ad in event program & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.

Homies 4 CURYJ | $2,500

Includes 2 tickets, commemorative gifts for each guest & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.

Hood Healers | $1,000

Includes 2 tickets, commemorative gifts for each guest & additional benefits. See sponsor package for details.
CURYJ is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID # 27-5008441)
We hope that you can be a part of this long anticipated celebration. CURYJ is extremely proud of all of the work that has already gone into building the Oscar Grant Youth Power Zone, we could not have done it without the support of our community!
For more information about how to participate in gala activities, in-kind donations for the raffle, event sponsorships, or any other general questions, please reach out to our Development Manager, Diana Hickey at dhickey@curyj.org
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