March 22, 2016
We ♥ Oakland! Last year, Loudspeaker Films moved its headquarters to Oakland, one of the most diverse and progressive cities in America. And many great things have happened since...
Oakland International Film Festival
We are honored to be featured at the Oakland International Film Festival again this year for the West Coast premiere of Think of Calvin, our newest short film.
If you're in the Bay Area, please join us at the Grand Lake Theater on April 7th (tickets here) as we share this story of one family's encounter with racial profiling and its aftermath.
Talented locals, filmmaker Shaka Jamal (right)and musician Kev Choice, both worked on Think of Calvin, with Kev's original song Blues for Blueford bringing new meaning to the film's score. Check out Kev's music here and Shaka's film work here.
The Oakland Festival will also feature an encore screening of Code Oakland at Impact Hub onApril 8th (tickets here). Director Kelly Amis will join OUSD's Chris Chatmon and Calculus Roundtable's Jim Hollis in a panel discussion after the film program.
#CodeOakland @ #ASU-GSV
We will be taking some Oaklandish thinking to the ASU-GSV Summit this year, a conference that brings together a multitude of innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators and otherleaders to discuss and shape the future of technology and learning.
Director Kelly Amis will present Code Oakland at the summit, followed by a Q&A that will focus on how Bay Area social entrepreneurs are changing the face and future of technology...and why more companies should prioritize diversity from day one.
Inaugural Tech Equity Week
Kalimah Priforce (below), founder of Qeyno Labs and the inspiration behind Code Oakland, recently launched Tech Equity Week(#TEQWeek) to address equality and diversity within the tech industry.
We were honored to screen Code Oakland at theTech Equity Week Commencement Gala, with local luminaries Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,Oakland Digital's Shaun Tai and our fave all-girl band, Sisters Keeper taking the stage!
The packed house honored Mitch and Freada Kapor, whose Center for Social Impact has done so much to support inclusivity in the tech sector.
Want to host a screening? Contact Outreach Coordinator Fatima Nasiyr at firstname.lastname@example.org.