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On Thursday, October 26, 2023, we will celebrate our people, our work, our successes, and our future with community partners, like you, and invite you to add something special to our celebration through your sponsorship.

We appreciate your early and generous support and look forward to seeing you on October 26th.  More information to follow, and if you have questions in the meantime, please contact or 510-839-3100.  Thank you!


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Resmaa Menakem

Illuminating Racialized Trauma, Healing Hearts & Bodies

Resmaa Menakem is a distinguished author, visionary Justice Leadership coach, and organizational strategist. His groundbreaking work focuses on racialized trauma and the path to mending our hearts and bodies.

With an extensive background in coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building, Resmaa's expertise has been instrumental in helping Justice Leaders realize their potential in the areas of equity and race. He believes in the power of embodied practices to foster resilience and growth.

As the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consultancy firm, Resmaa has dedicated his career to coaching and training leaders from diverse backgrounds, including community activists, police leaders, nonprofit executives, CEOs, and many more. His unique approach, known as Somatic Abolitionism, emphasizes endurance, stamina, and discernment in the pursuit of cultural maturity.

Resmaa's impact extends beyond coaching; he is a sought-after keynote and public speaker, author, international trainer, and radio and television personality. His insights on conflict mediation, self-care, and racialized trauma have resonated with audiences worldwide.

Join us in exploring Resmaa's transformative insights at BOSS' 50th Anniversary Celebration, where he will shed light on the healing journey and the importance of love, safety, respect, and belonging in our communities.

Armand Carr

The Voice of the Bay Area

Meet the voice behind the heartwarming melodies and the driving force behind community empowerment. Armand Carr, affectionately known as "The Voice," joins us as the Emcee for BOSS' 50th Anniversary Celebration.

With an illustrious radio career that graced Los Angeles and a commitment to giving back to his beloved Bay Area, Armand's journey is an inspiring tale of using one's voice to uplift communities. As the voice behind the Quiet Storm on KBLX 102.9FM, his soothing baritone guided listeners through musical journeys, but Armand's mission extends far beyond the airwaves.

In 2016, he founded All Tied Up, a non-profit organization that prepares young men of color for success. Through this initiative, Armand has visited over 125 schools and programs, donated thousands of ties and hygiene kits, and served nearly 7,000 students.


His dedication to community service has earned him accolades, including the 2017 Jefferson Award, recognition by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the proclamation of "Armand Carr Day" by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in 2021.

Join us in celebrating BOSS' 50th Anniversary with Armand Carr as our Emcee. His commitment to empowering the community resonates deeply with BOSS's mission, making him the perfect host for this special occasion. Together, we'll embark on a night of reflection, inspiration, and hope for the future.


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