Oscar Grande

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Oscar Grande


Oscar Grande is a San Francisco native who spent much of his youth and adult life on bikes. A BMX racer as a kid, a bike messenger in his youth, and as father of four he is currently a Community Organizer with People Organizing to Demand Economic and Environmental Rights (PODER). He works to empower immigrant Latino communities in San Francisco by focusing on issues like housing rights, land use, environmental justice, and transportation equity. He has a keen understanding of the foundations of social justice, and of the need to have a comprehensive approach in building healthy and resilient communities with bikes as part of them.

He co-founded and manages Bicis Del Pueblo, a community-based bike project that has provided bikes, knowledge, and resources to over 200 low-income youth and families in the Excelsior and Mission Districts. In addition to successfully securing public and private funds, the project is developing a Bike Equity network to increase the number of bicyclists in low-income communities of color in San Francisco

As a founding Board member of Mission Asset Fund, Oscar helped develop a first-of-a-kind financial asset-building organization helping San Francisco low-income residents access social loan programs that quickly and safely build credit history. The organization has grown to a multi-million dollar organization providing community-based asset building services in a dozen communities throughout the country.[1]

Marxism 101

Oscar Grande has attended and endorsed a Marxism 101 course at the Center for Political Education. [2]

Eric Quezada PRESENTE!

Celebrate Eric Quezada and 15 Years of the Center for Political Education Thursday, December 12 2013, at Mission Neighborhood Center

Friends of Eric Quezada and the Center for Political Education invite you to a community celebration of Eric’s life on the occasion of his 48th birthday and the 15th anniversary of the Center for Political Education.

Celebrate Eric’s contributions to SF-based struggles for social and economic justice, which continue to resonate long after his passing in 2011.

Featuring:

In 1998, Eric Quezada and others founded the CPE at a kitchen table meeting in Bernal Heights. Fifteen years later, the CPE continues to serve as a resource for the San Francisco left, by organizing workshops, talks and community events on topics essential to building strong, conscious social movements.

Proceeds benefit The Center for Political Education)

Host committee: Jason Ferreira, Oscar Grande, Fernando Marti, Huli Milanese, Wendy Phillips, Francisco Ugarte and the CPE Collective.[3]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Oscar Grande.[4]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward

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Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Oscar Grande.[5]

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