BEO’s Leading Voices & Community Leadership Awards
Honored Bernard Ashcraft, Amy Tharpe & Nyeisha DeWitt – December 20th
BEO’s Annual fundraiser 2018 event “Leading Voices & Community Awards 2018” theme “Sustaining Community for Our Future” offered a fireside chat and honored a group of our community’s most brilliant thought leaders who shared their visionary insights in response to the massive migration of black people moving out of California, with a particular focus on the Bay Area.
With gentrification, incarceration, lack of jobs rapidly growing, ideals to sustain our community is vital for us to envision how we are to support our families, grow neighborhoods, and build innovative businesses with emerging opportunities, industries and technologies.
2017 Honorees & Speakers included: Bernard Ashcraft, Bay Area Business Roundtable,
Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt, Oakland Natives Give Back, Amy Tharpe, Port of Oakland and Moderator Crystal Cole Matson, CEO, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce.