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Happy hour for East Bay activists

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Democratic Party, General.

There’s a new monthly happy hour for the East Bay’s young activists, organizers and leaders: Mix It Up East Bay (“Casual cocktails, serious organizers”) launches this Thursday, July 12, 6-9 p.m. at Arsimona Bar & Grill, 561 11th St. in Oakland (above Le Cheval). It’ll continue on the second Thursday of every month.

This inaugural meet-and-greet will feature brief presentations by the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC), the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), and the Greenlining Institute.

It’s the brainchild of Emily Weinstein, an Oakland Democratic activist who back in 2004 was a co-founder of East Bay for Kerry and a Democratic National Convention delegate. She says Mix It Up is about “the importance of growing the next generation of leaders in the East Bay.”

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