Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / 5:45-7 PM / 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Film screening and panel discussion featuring Kelly Amis, Founder & President, Loudspeaker Films
Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for the opening program of the Spring 2017 APPSI Speaker Series, presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) and co-sponsored by the HNU Education Department and HNU Core Program in Integrative Studies Across Cultures.
The short film Code Oakland “examines Oakland’s evolution through the eyes of social entrepreneurs determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, whose first activism was a hunger strike at age eight, and Kimberly Bryant, a successful engineer turned founder of Black Girls Code, are organizing large-scale hackathons preparing youth to redesign the future through the power of coding. Joined on the national stage by #YesWeCode founder Van Jones, their work represents the cusp of a movement to change both the face and future of technology in America.” (Source: official film website)
* Kelly Amis, founder and president, Loudspeaker Films; director of Code Oakland
* Isaiah Martin, student and coder (featured in Code Oakland)
* Kelley Nayo, Chief Operating Officer, Qeyno Labs (which is featured in Code Oakland)
* Dr. Chiho Sawada (moderator), executive director, APPSI; associate professor of history and peace studies, Holy Names University
5:45-7:00 pm Film Screening & Panel Discussion
7:00-7:45 pm Reception
Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked "D" on the map). Please note that on-campus parking is limited. Additional parking is available outside the campus gate, along Mountain Boulevard.