Events

The Equal Justice Society commemorates the 50th Anniversary
of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Our event is sold out. Thank you for your support!

INFORMATION FOR REGISTERED GUESTS

Thank you so much for joining us this evening for our annual event. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Everyday People: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines
Who Powered the Civil Rights Movement
A commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the launch of ‘Civil Rights at 50′
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, Calif. (one block from Lake Merritt BART) – map
A benefit for the Equal Justice Society

6:00pm-7:30pm: “THE ART OF CIVIL RIGHTS”
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction: Artists have always provided inspiration in times of trial and struggle. Singers, actors, dancers and others have created original works of art inspired by the civil rights movement. Artistic works will be on display and available for purchase. Light food will be provided.
Download a PDF of our auction booklet.

7:30pm-9:00pm: PROGRAM AND PERFORMANCE
Musicians, actors and dancers from the acclaimed Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and the Zaccho Dance Theatre will debut an original theatrical event that pays homage to the unsung heroes and heroines who powered the civil rights movement.

Bay Bridge Closure at 8 p.m. on August 28
A reminder that the Bay Bridge will close at 8 p.m. the evening of our event. We recommend riding BART, especially if you are traveling from San Francisco. The museum is one block from the Lake Merritt BART station. (map)

Tickets
This is a ticketless event. We will have your name and the names of your guests (if any) at the door.

Attire
Dress for a fun time! Cocktail attire or business casual. The event will be held outside in the museum gardens.

Location & Parking
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. OMCA is situated between downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt. The entrance to the parking garage is on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets. Additional parking is available at the Alco Parking Garage located at 165 13th Street at Jackson Street. Disabled parking slots and entrance to the Museum are on the street level of the garage. A disabled pedestrian entrance ramp is located on Oak Street, and at 10th and Fallon Street. Parking is free in the museum garage for event attendees. (map)

Public Transportation
By BART, OMCA is conveniently located one block from the the Lake Merritt BART station (between 8th and 9th streets at Oak Street). OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street. An accessibility ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. For a complete list of BART schedules, transfer information, and fares, visit bart.gov. By AC Transit, OMCA is accessible by a number of AC Transit bus lines. OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street. An accessibility ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. For more information, visit actransit.org.

Thank you again. And see you Wednesday evening!

Questions? Please contact the Equal Justice Society at 415.288.8700 or info@equaljusticesociety.org.