East Bay State of Mind | A Celebration of Hope & Justice
East Bay State of Mind is Rubicon’s special event that raises funds and awareness for our life-changing services. Our mission is to transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty.
Starline Social Club*
2236 MLK, Jr. Way, Oakland
Complimentary valet parking
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY BARATUNDE THURSTON
Baratunde Thurston is a futurist comedian, writer, and cultural critic who helped re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, co-founded Cultivated Wit and the “About Race” podcast, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. Baratunde is a highly sought-after public speaker, television personality, and thought leader who has been part of noteworthy institutions such as Fast Company, TED, the MIT Media Lab, The Onion, and the gentrification of Brooklyn, New York.
Baratunde has an uncanny ability to crack the shell of any uncomfortable topic through a personal, accessible, and intelligent point of view.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Your sponsorship supports Rubicon’s mission to transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. No one person or organization can break this cycle alone. It takes many collaborators -- our participants, staff, and you. We hope you’ll join us.
*The dinner and program will take place in Starline's second floor ballroom. We regret that there is no elevator access to the ballroom. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.