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[Youth Speaks] Free Online Workshops

Youth Speaks is delighted to announce our partnership with YR Media, Zoo Labs and the Life is Living Cohort for the Technical Assistance for Oakland Arts program, a project of the City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Department, and the Federal CARES program.

Over the coming weeks, we invite you to register for FREE online workshops covering topics like platforms, media production, technical assistance, best practices, and strategies to produce online broadcasts for artists and creatives in the fields of music production, theater, dance, visual and media arts.

The series will feature a total of 14 Workshops that will be provided to Oakland participants between November 9th, and December 10, 2020. This program is designed for organizations and individuals deeply embedded in the City of Oakland. Your participation in the program is on a first-come, first-served basis - and your acceptance into the program will be confirmed no later than Thursday, November 4th for Organizations, and December 4 at 1pm for the Artists/Musician Practitioners in the Zoo Labs portion of the series.

Register at the link below.

If you have any questions, please email For press Inquiries and interviews please contact*Please note that schedules and facilitators are subject to change


November 9, 4-5:30pm - Grounding Rituals - Facilitated by Hodari B. Davis, Candice Wicks Davis, and Joan Osato.

November 9, 6-7:30pm - Seeds - Transferring skill sets to virtual engagement and production. 

November 11, 4-5:30pm - Zoomlife - 101 Tutorial on everyday use/user friendly platforms. 

November 11, 6-7:30pm - Advanced Tutorial on everyday use/user-friendly platforms. 

November 16, 4-5:30pm - Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) & Wirecast Introduction and tutorials. 

November 16, 6-7:30pm -Principles of Streaming, Wirecast, YouTube, Twitch platforms continued.

November 18 & 19th, 1-3pm Merchandising, Monetizing, and Creating earned Revenue Streams presented by BAOBOB.

November 18, 6-7:30pm - Pivoting your Organization and Practice (now what?) 


December 1, 6-730pm: Getting Started Developing A Social Media Presence 

December 2, 6-730pm: Leveling Up Leveraging Your Existing Social Media Presence

December 3, 6-730pm: New Frontiers Increasing Your Digital Footprint 


*Recommended for Artists/Collectives work in music

December 8th, 5-7pm: Your Story Brand

December 9th, 5-7pm: The Digital Roll Out Strategy 

December 10th, 5-7pm: How to Get Paid and Follow the Trends

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