VIBE: I’m old…kinda. But I don’t look it…I don’t think. And thus it’s events like these conceived and organized by Top Ten Social (TTS) that sometimes make me wish I was young-er again. Now don’t get it twisted. I’m happily married with the most spectacular family in the world. However, these folks (and it’s really this guy, Michael Orange), attract motivated, conscious and responsible young adult professionals from a variety of sectors to experience uniquely creative events that stimulate…in more ways than one. If I was a young adult I would be deep in the midst of this mover and shaker crowd. You can see the TTS mark on political fundraisers, community activities, philanthropic interests and yes, even parties, but never your average affair. Recently his efforts played a large part in the success of The Vanguard’s Holiday Launch and the City of Oakland’s Black History Month Celebration.
But here’s the great update. Such is the intent and content of Mr. Orange’s affairs that his sphere of influence and appeal is now crossing beyond the 25 – 40 range, which is why our marketing and communications arm, michaelD. Communications, is helping sponsor this new Speaker Series…and it’s free, with catering by Hibiscus. Need I say more?
It’s great to see TTS spread its wings. I’m happy to help them spread the word. I like their style. Thank you Mr. Orange.
Guest speakers will include Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan; Bart Police Chief, Kenton Rainey; Director of Redevelopment for the City of Oakland, Gregory Hunter; and activist, writer and DJ, Bobbito Garcia.
The purpose of this event is to open a dialogue that allows Oakland’s community leaders, the community itself, and interested parties to share their thoughts on the promise and prospects of the city’s future, and to interface about cultural, political, and social shifts that have occurred in Oakland’s recent past. [more]
By the way, don’t lag on this one. Firm RSVPs required as seating is limited. RSVP by March 23 to email@example.com.
Top Ten Social Speaker Series
Thursday, March 24
Marion E. Green Black Box Theater
Oakland School for the Arts
(lower floor of the Fox Theatre)