THRIVE East Bay, Sun. 2/28, 4p-6p

Posted by | Events, Oakland, Oakstop Members | February 25, 2016

Thrive East Bay is a purpose-driven community for people of all ages and backgrounds who are committed to transforming our lives, the places we live, and the world. They regularly host their monthly Sunday community event at Oakstop, which serves as perfect backdrop for for their uplifting gatherings.



Dear Friends,
Join Thrive East Bay this coming Sunday, February 28th from 4 – 6pm at Oakstop as we explore the theme Leading From The Heart with guest speaker Nikki Silvestri and storyteller Mark Gonzales. At a time of widespread change and when traditionally marginalized voices are moving more to the center of dominant culture, what kind of leadership is emerging? How can we be a ‘leaderfull’ community that uplifts the unique gifts we each bring to the collective project of love and liberation?
Thrive East Bay is a purpose-driven community for people committed to transforming our lives, the places we live, and the world. We are creating a new kind of community that is informed by modern science and ancient wisdom, infused with a deep sense of purpose and interconnectedness, and focused on social change. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds as we journey toward personal growth, shared learning, and collective action.
What: Thrive East Bay Sunday events provide an opportunity to connect with a diverse and inspiring group of people; to be uplifted by music, singing, and poetry; and to experience the transformative power of community in service to a world that works for all.
When: Sunday, February 28th from 4 – 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Where: Oakstop in downtown Oakland next to the 19th Street Bart station
             1721 Broadway #201
             Oakland, CA 94612
             (This venue is wheelchair accessible.)
Theme: Leading From The Heart              Co-Hosts: Jazz Vassar & Joshua Gorman
Music: the Thrive East Bay choir
Guest Speaker: Nikki Silvestri, former ED of People’s Grocery and Green For All, a fierce and loving advocate for climate solutions, healthy food systems, feminine leadership, and social change.
Guest Storyteller & Creative: Mark Gonzales, poet, writer, designer, wager of beauty, who has been described as “Khalil Gibran meets Pablo Neruda.”
Cost: You are invited to contribute what you feel called to and are able to. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please RSVP here if you’re able to attend. You are welcome to invite your family and friends. Please keep in mind that we are building an intentionally diverse community of people from many races & ethnicities, sexual preferences, gender identities, abilities, income ranges, and ages. Invite your friends on Facebook here.
Childcare: Please bring your little ones! Childcare will be available in a room right next to the main room where will be gathering. Reservations are required so we can plan accordingly, so let us know at if you would like a spot for your child or children.
Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, please let us know at
We look forward to seeing you there!
In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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