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Sat, Dec 7, 2019
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

OWA EVENT: OWA Holiday Party - East Bay


East Bay

Join us for the OWADP 2019 Holiday Celebration!!

The party is free but members are invited to RSVP by the end of the day Friday December 6th. Please RSVP here.Ticket will be required for entry. Each member can bring only one guest.

Similar to previous holiday seasons, OWA will support Hamilton Family Center. Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco's leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.

This year, we are honored to have been matched with two families! Please click on the Wishlist to sign up for a gift you'd like to purchase and bring to the holiday party! Guidelines are included in the link provided.

Looking forward to seeing you on December 7th!

the 2019 Steering Committee:
Betty Woo, Leslie Golden, Maryam Moayery Nia, Carolyne Orazi, Allison Kinst, Bridget Basham and Claire Hansen


Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Oakland Women's March & Community Action Fair


Outside Oakland's Building Department
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Kick-start 2020 at the Women's March & Community Action Fair in Oakland, under the OWA+DP banner.

In addition to a march through the streets of downtown Oakland, this year’s event will feature their biggest Community Action Fair ever, with entertainment, food, art and a wide range of organizations offering opportunities to make a difference in Alameda County. Register here:


NOTE: By registering for this event, you will not need to register with the 2020 March organizers. Please visit official website for most up-to-date information:


Date: January 18, 2020
Gathering Time: 10am - 11:00
Gathering Location:

Outside Oakland's Building Dept., 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza

Directions: The 12th Street Oakland / Civic Center BART station is near the start and end of the march at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Off-street parking in the vicinity.

Can't march, but want to hi-five? Drop in and visit OWA+DP members at the OWA+DP booth at the Community Action Fair.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

~ The OWA+DP 2020 Steering Committee

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

SPUR: Reenvisioning the Planning Commission


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015

Reenvisioning the Planning Commission

Planning commissions across the country advise elected officials and municipal departments on the appropriate growth and development of their cities. But complaints about these bodies and the processes that they undertake can be extensive — from regularly scheduled hearings that are all but inaccessible to the public due to location and timing, to politically appointed commissioners not accurately representing the city whose growth they oversee. How could the planning commission process be improved? Join us for a series of rapid-fire presentations about the tweaks, evolutions and transformations that planning commissions could undertake to better suit the needs of today’s cities and their residents. Co-presented by YIMBY Action and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.

+ Chirag Bhakta / Mission Housing
+ Laura Foote / YIMBY Action
+ Ron Miguel / Better Market Street Community Advisory Committee
+ John Rahaim / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Cindy Wu / Chinatown Community Development Center
+ Milicent Johnson / San Francisco Planning Commission
+ Tyra Fennell / Imprint City
+ Michael Yarne / Social Construct

SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Email address: publicprograms@spur.org
Phone: 415.781.8726

*** Pre-registration is required, $10 for non-members.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.spur.org/events/2020-02-12/reenvisioning-planning-commission

Join us after the panel for a social at Novela.
622 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 91405

Fri, Mar 13, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Housing in Venezuela Lecture by Clara Irazabal-Zurita


UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall

Our speaker from the 2019 retreat, Clara Irazabal-Zurita, will be delivering a lecture on housing in Venezuela in March.

UC Berkeley is hosting a lecture by Clara on housing in Venezuela in the context of a conference on housing they will hold March 13-14. The talk will be Friday the 13th at 12pm (noon) and it is open to the public.

OWA members are invited to attend (especially for those who couldn't attend her talk at the 2019 retreat).
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