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Krys Freeman hosts Oakland on the Rise: Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s Re-Election Kickoff

8 Jun

Oakland on the Rise

Saturday, June 9, 2012
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The New Parish – 579 18th Street, Oakland


Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember

Saturday, June 8th will be a very important day in Oakland. Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember, is asking for your support in her re-election in November 2012.

With Krys Freeman (@bLaKtivist) MCing this special event, it kicks off at 5pm.  Special guests include Assembly member Nancy Skinner, while musical performances include LaToya London (of American Idol) and DJ Ryan. And be sure to eat up with “A Taste of Oakland”, with food generously donated by Ozumo, Home of Chicken and Waffles, Chop Bar, District, Ebbett’s Good To Go, Oasis Food Market, Tina Tamale, Adam’s Mediterranean Grill, Zza’s Trattoria, Our Cuban Kitchen, Homeroom, Ghazal Indian Cuisine, & Miss Pearl’s

krys freeman

Want to join the host committee? It’s $2000 for Platinum (includes 8 tickets), $500 for Gold (includes 4 tickets), $300 for Silver (includes 2 tickets) and $100 for Bronze (includes 1 ticket). Individual Tickets are $50.  Join host committee or get your tickets online today at www.kaplanforoakland.org/kickoff.

And if you can’t attend, we hope you’ll consider making a gift by donating online at www.kaplanforoakland.org/donate.


Come out and support this noble cause and have a blast while doing it!


Krys Freeman (@Blaktivist) Talks @BettaStop @ Women Who Code Lightning Talks

19 Dec

Krys Freeman (@bLaKtivist) discussed her experience in building and launching her first app, BettaSTOP as a non-developer. BettaSTOP is powered by Twilio through text messages and gives users the opportunity to give feedback on the buses they take on AC Transit. Krys came up with this idea through her direct experience riding public transit. When she proposed the idea at a Code for Oakland event, a team of about ten people came together to help her develop the first iteration of the app. (source)

Pariah Full-Length Toronto Premiere | Krys Freeman Attends San Francisco Opening

14 Sep

We shared earlier that Ardor Brand client, Krys Freeman, received a special invite to the full length screening of Pariah. We later found out that Krys had the incredible privilege of being included in the film credits.

The film chronicles the story of a “Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.”

Krys Freeman Pariah Premiere Tweets

Krys Freeman Pariah Premiere Tweets

San Francisco was not the only place the film debuted on Monday, September 12, 2011.  The film was also debuted as a part of the Toronto International Film Festival.

XTRA, Canada’s Gay & Lesbian news, described Pariah’s inclusion in the festival saying,

One of the most anticipated queer films at the Toronto International Film Festival is playing to sold-out audiences and getting rave reviews, with some calling it the next Precious. Titled Pariah, it’s the feature film debut for director Dee Rees and has the backing of heavyweight Spike Lee, who is executive producer.

The film packs a surprising emotional punch in the over-crowded field of coming-out stories.  (CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY AND BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEWS w/PARIAH DIRECTOR)

We thought you might be interested in seeing a few pics from the Toronto opening:

For More Pictures from the Toronto International Film Festival Premiere and other screenings, visit PARIAH THE MOVIE on Facebook.

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