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Dennis, Ivan, Marina, Brian and Diana



Garden House Campus: Dennis visited their open house (part of Salvation Army) in Fruitvale, which provides shelter for homeless families. They have a new initiative called adopt a room, with a theme and decorate/paint the room for sponsors of $2000. Also features computer room donated, chapel, activity room, pre-school. It is a drug free environment, with services for residents and 16 rooms. Mostly for families with children. They request help with their website.

  • Possibility to have some follow-up session with this organization (and similar ones) think through what the want for a website, and possibility to post on the wiki (at least for now). Editing the wiki.

Saturday May 11: City Slicker Farms Bike Tour and Outreach. Information

  • Julio and Diana went and shared information with City Slicker Farms.

Youth Radio

  • Got a tour and the space is amazing. Lots of potential points of collaboration (talked about oral history, youth telling their own local stories from oaklandwiki and link it to Youth Radio stories, youth teaching a course at Sudoroom). 
  • Kurt and Kent will stop by Sudoroom 
  • Follow up to see possibility of editathon with Youth Radio Core or Bridge classes?


  • Davis and Rochester wikis are moving to the new platform. he built a calendar for them, and is available for others to work on but is not planning to develop a more robust calendar at the moment. Hoping others will step in to help.

Portal on Frontpage

  • Looks good.


Upcoming events

Saturday May 18: 

  • Malcolm X Jazz Festival!!! May News from EastSide Cultural CenterInformation
    • Marina: Got in touch with organizers for  Oakland Wiki booth, but registration closed

  • Pop-up Hood event: Reflections on the Plaza with James Rojas at Frank Ogawa Plaza. 

    • Dennis will ask about setting up a space there.

Tuesday, May 28?:  7pm MLK Cafe Event: Information

Saturday, May 25: Oral History Event @ Sudoroom

  • Dennis will email about the event

  • Ivan will email about Tina Tamale oral history

Saturday, July 20th, 1:30-5:30p: District 5-themed editathon at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Open Action items

  • Vicky: Techliminal event
  • Julio: Portal to organize events
  • Work on Calendar?
  • Dennis: follow-up with Garden House - Salvation Army
  • Youth Radio follow up - link with Core / Bridge classes? Facilitate class hosted by Youth at Sudoroom? 
  • Work on publicity materials - stickers, posters, other media > See Schwag
  • Ivan: Potential history article about the Grocery Outlet cheese outlet

Event Ideas

We want more people to take the lead in organizing events. 

  • MLK Cafe event: Ethiopian/Eritrean community--Ivan
  • TechLiminal has expressed interest in hosting an Oakland Wiki event with their clients. 
  • Peralta Hacienda: willing to host an editing event, what date works for them?  Wednesday- Saturday, find a day... Due Thursday
  • Future Bikeabout: Post articles from Oakland Wiki and post them on the physical place/thing  and ALSO filling in gaps with photos and information.
  • Future Events: This is a page we started to add in event ideas.