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Bay Area: Film Screening and Panel of The Great American Lie

Join us for a film screening and panel of The Great American Lie

You are invited to join AFN and NCG for a reception and special screening of The Great American Lie, a film by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Restore Oakland

1419 34th Avenue, Oakland


With income insecurity and economic inequity at historic highs funders, practitioners and policy advocates are working harder than ever to understand and address the root causes of family economic insecurity.  The film explores the systemic and structural causes at the root of US economic inequity and lifts up local leaders, researcher and advocates working on addressing these key issues.

The film screening will be followed by a moderated discussion with the two key local activists featured in the film, Zachary Norris (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights) and Saru Jayaraman (Restaurant Opportunities Centers United).

Catering for the event will be provided by COLORS, the new restaurant located on the floor level of Restore Oakland which pays a livable wage, hires people from the community, and offers a training kitchen and community cooking classes.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Reception and Networking

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Film Screening

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.       Panel Discussion


Bob Uyeki (Moderator), Chief Executive Officer, Y & H Soda Foundation

Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Saru Jayaraman,  Co-founder of ROC United and President of One Fair Wage

About Restore Oakland

Restore Oakland is a first-of-its-kind community hub and resource center, legal clinic, shared workspace, job training facility, and soon-to-be- launched living-wage restaurant. The new space provides Oakland residents the opportunity to access housing rights legal services, training for higher-paying jobs, meeting space, conflict resolution through restorative justice circles, and enjoy a healthy sit-down meal.