Upcoming Events

Creating Safer & More Welcoming Neighborhoods

N4RJ will present a program at the Oakland Police Commission Meeting on ways community members can interrupt racial profiling in their neighborhoods, and on social media sites like Nextdoor. Please join us!

Oakland Police Commission Meeting
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Meeting begins at 6:30pm - presentation will take place after Public Forum & OPD report City Hall - 3rd Floor Council Chambers

Creating Safer & Welcoming Neighborhoods

This presentation uses a combination of storytelling, data, and definitions of racial profiling, implicit bias, and systemic racism to discuss potential and real impacts on people of color living in our communities.

Presenters use real examples from Nextdoor and personal experiences to describe racial profiling and how neighbors can work to avoid profiling people of color when reporting crime.

There are two presenters - one person of color and one white person.

Presentation length - 40 minutes

We have two upcoming opportunities to view Creating Safer & Welcoming Neighborhoods:

Glenview Neighborhood Association/Neighborhood Council 16Y

Wednesday, May 2, 7:15pm-8:00pm
Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church
4101 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA

Santa Fe/Longfellow Neighborhood Council 10Y

Wednesday, April 25, 7:40pm-8:30pm
Santa Fe Elementary School (currently housing Glenview Elementary)
915 54th Street at Market Oakland, CA

Past Events

Look for N4RJ at OAKTOBERFEST again!
Saturday, September 30 - Sunday October 1, 2017
Oakland's Dimond District
MacArthur and Fruitvale


Healing Justice is the latest film from Dr. Shakti Butler and World Trust Educational Services

World Premiere in Oakland, CA on September 16th

Sat, September 16, 2017
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

First Congregational Church of Christ
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Radio, Journalism Workshops for Po Folks /Periodismo/Radio Tallers para gente pobre

3/21/2017 - 7:00pm - 3/22/2017 - 8:30pm
Espanol debajoJournalsm, Writing & Radio Training for Low-income youth, elders,Poverty Skolaz Unite to Resist Politrickster racism and HateBlack, Brown, Poor, Indigenous, Migrant, Unhoused, Disabled people training ourselves to ensure we have a voice in the media to help each other survive, resist, and thrive!- People Can launch or work on their own radio program for the new station KEXU 96.1fm
Saturday, March 18th @5pm, EastSide Annex
Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. Festival and EastSide Arts Alliance present..

What does it take to build a united front against the new regime?
How can we join forces without erasing or ignoring individual struggles? 
What is intersectionality really?

Healing Black Lives: A Day of Renewal for Activists of African 

Healing Black Lives: A Day of Renewal for Activists of African Descent

March 18th at 9:30a-4:30p
Lake Merritt UMC
1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland


6th Annual Women's Center Conference

Breaking Through Intersectionality Boundaries

Saturday, March 11th
1650 Holloway Ave Cesar Chavez Student Center
Offered by: ASI Women's Center
Tickets Here

Bell Hooks

Feb 20th


Jack Adams Hall

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco

Conversation with Rev. 

Jesse L. Jackson at the 

University of San Francisco

Feb 8th, 2017 FREE


April 29–May 2, 2017

Oakland, Ca

January 17, 2017

The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin revisited

Do join Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland in partnership with California Newsreel, KQED Arts, and KGNU Radio for a special screening/dialogue of the seminal work, "The Price of The Ticket" featuring the provocative and prophetic voice of writer and activist James Baldwin 

Impact Hub, Oakland
2323 Broadway

December 13th, 2016

Tim Wise 
Speaker Series 
Race, Privilege and Racial Bias

December 3rd, 2016

Catalyst Project presents:

#Vision4BlackLives Study Session & Potluck Dinner
Facebook Event here
Get your tickets here (Please get them soon, we expect to fill up! This event will raise funds for local M4BL groups )

Friday, December 2, 5:30-9pm
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

November 11, 2016

Being a Black Woman in Corporate America
by HNTT Productions
Friday, November 11, 2016 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA

Saturday, October 22nd

OAKLAND FREEDOM FEST: Building Beyond Police & Prisons

10/22, 11a-2p Cesar Chavez Park Oakland

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality and the Take Bake Oakland Coalition and the Justice Reinvestment Coalition is collaborating to put on a Freedom Fest to end and amplify the entangled state violence of police terror, criminalization, and imprisonment.


The trauma and oppression our black, brown, immigrant, queer, trans, gender non-conforming, poor, and disabled communities face with police terror and imprisonment go hand in hand. So turn out to the Oakland Freedom Fest to build the power of our communities. Let's break the cycles of of state violence and poverty and make our communities safe, healthy, and strong!

- Alternatives to Calling the Cops & De-Escalation Trainings
- Voter Registration & Voter Guides
- Prop 47 & Clean Slate Record Expungement Clinics
- Community Mapping

11a-2p, Cesar Chavez Park, Oakland

OaktoberFest 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Neighbors for Racial Justice (N4RJ) will once again have a booth at this year's annual Oaktoberfest in the Dimond.

Come find us and learn about what we are doing around issues of racial profiling here in Oakland.



Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Tuesday, September 20th 7p-10p

Parkway Theater (Tickets)

474 24th st Oakland



by Race Forward
Oakland October 20th


On the Hill: I Am Alex Nieto

Written & Directed by Paul S. Flores
October 27-30th, 7:30pm

On the Hill tells the story of the impact that the death of Alex Nieto - at the hands of the SFPD -  has had on youth of color residing in SF neighborhoods - neighborhoods that are currently being gentrified. The project, uses music, dance and theater as a powerful tool for communities, divided by issues of police violence, racism, gentrification and economic disparity, to find ways to dialogue with each other and discover opportunities for solutions, healing and unification. Through their interpretation of death and life. the young actors  Incorporate spoken word, drum, dance and projection to retell the story of the night Alex Nieto was murdered on Bernal Hill.