August 19: People First! Healthcare, Emergency Preparedness and Decriminalization

Saturday, August 19 at 10 AM – 5 PM

FREE and open to all community members.

LOCATION: East Bay Community Space
55th and Telegraph, North Oakland

Facebook event here. Please RSVP and share widely.

Coffee and Lunch provided. Childcare is available on request – please contact us at by Thursday August 17.

Join us for day of Oakland Power Projects workshops, story collecting and skill -building sessions to enhance community power without police. This event is FREE and open to all community members, donations welcome.

QUESTIONS? Contact or call 510-444-0484


Download and share the flyer here. Please print and distribute!

August 19 Summit Schedule

9:30 Doors Open + Coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome, CR-Oakland

10:15 – 12:30 Oakland Power Projects: Know Your Options workshops:
We are excited to host 3 Know Your Options workshops: First response to acute emergencies; First response to opiate overdose; and First response to behavioral health needs and events. These are workshops for everyday people to learn and practice . No prior healthcare expertise needed!

*Lunch Provided*

1:00 – 2:00 Emergency Preparedness Skillshare, block 1

  • EMT Medic Skillshare: Medical and Chronic Health events
  • People’s Community Medics: First Response Skills
  • Self-Defense Skillshare

2:15 – 3:15 Emergency Prepardeness Skillshare, block 2

  • EMT Medic Skillshare: Acute Trauma-related events
  • De-escalation
  • and more!

3:30-5:00 Self-Defense and Self-Determination Panel:
Fighting Policing, Fighting Imprisonment, and Building the Resources We Need


Miyanta McKnight, Justice Now

Maria Moore, Justice for Kayla Moore

Max Airborne, Lightning Bolt

Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

Lisa Guide, Oakland Power Projects and California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Moderator: Nadia Gaber, Oakland Power Projects and MD/PhD student in the UCSF-UC Berkeley joint program in medical anthropology

***Note on accessibility: The East Bay Community Space is wheelchair accessible. Please come fragrance free to support access to everyone.

Questions? For more information contact or call 510 444 0484