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2nd Annual INSPIRATION AWARDS 2011 Honoring MC Hammer, Goapele & Alex Bernstein

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Dec 01 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Inspiration Awards 2011 honoring MC Hammer, Goapele & Alex Bernstein


Benefiting Oakland Digital (ODALC)

Oakland Digital (ODALC) encourages local commerce and technological advancements with civic responsibilities by developing the skills of the underserved in the growing Internet & mobile marketplace.

Oakland Digital has earned the respect and admiration of many leaders in educational and civic affairs for its high degree of community involvement.

Through Inspiration Awards 2011, Oakland Digital recognizes and honors prominent local Bay Area pioneers who have made substantial contributions to the community at large through their innovation and dedication in their chosen fields of:
1) business, 2) artistic creativity, and 3) technology.




MC Hammer: Known primarily for his music career some years ago, MC Hammer is the driving force behind DanceJam - a dance-centric social media site. We are honoring MC Hammer for his inspiring work in the community but also his business-centric re-invention.

Goapele: A current Billboard 200 artist from Oakland, we're honoring Goapele for artistic contribution to the community and the inspiration she provides through her music.

Alex Bernstein: Former NFL player, and Co-Founder of NorthSocial, Alex is being honored for his technological contribution to the community.



Barbara Rodgers: Seven time Emmy award winner and Bay Area broadcasting legend.



Thursday, December 1st, 2011 from 6pm - 9pm



Preservation Park (Nile Hall)

668 13th St. Oakland, CA




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Oakland Digital (ODALC)
1224 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612




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About Oakland Digital (ODALC - Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center):

Oakland Digital is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to educate, inspire and empower low-income communities to participate in the digital economy. We do this through our quarterly programs, as well as through other opportunities we're able to provide throughout the year. For more,  Watch >> a short interview of our Executive Director, Shaun Tai, as seen on CNN Headlines News.



Small Business Symposium (Q1):

This year Oakland Digital held their first annual Social Media for Small Business Symposium with great success. The first of its kind held at City of Oakland's City Hall, Council Chambers - SMfSB introduced the importance of digital marketing tools available to the small business community at little to no cost. Sponsors included Yahoo! Small Business, Constant Contact,, GetSatisfaction, and Social Data Lab. Read more >>


Inspire Oakland (Q2):

Inspire Oakland is a 6-week design program for economically disadvantaged graphic artists and designers. It provides underserved students and aspiring artists with an opportunity to produce work for their portfolios; to have their work judged by industry professionals; and to have their work displayed prominently in their community. Through generous support from the AT&T and CBS Outdoor, Inspire Oakland students push themselves to design billboard artwork answering the question, "What about Oakland inspires you?" The top 4 designs are featured on both static and digital billboards from East Oakland to Berkeley. For pictures and more information, Read more >> or Watch >>


Digital Equity (Q3):

Oakland Digital's Digital Equity for Small Businesses program addresses a community-wide need for low-cost, accessible education in today's online business tools. From social media, online directories, recommendation sites, email, mobile, and more - the Digital Equity program is a platform for the underserved small business community to connect with, and be taught by, industry experts.  Read more >>


Inspiration Awards (Q4):

The Inspiration Awards ceremony is Oakland Digital's annual fundraising event. We strive to honor members of the business, technology and artistic community whom have contributed to the community with their work. In 2010 we honored Joe Kennedy (CEO at Pandora); Donald Tamaki (Partner at Minami Tamaki LLP); and Andreas Weigend (Former Chief Scientist at Past sponsors include Cisco Systems and Whole Foods Market.  Read more >>




Oakland Digital's Board of Directors and Volunteer Staff look forward to seeing you on December 1st, 2011, 6-9pm at Preservation Park!

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