Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BAM Meeting tentative agenda for Joyce Gordon Gallery, Sunday, Jan 3, 3pm

Tentative Agenda for community meeting, Sunday, Jan 3, 3pm at Joyce Gordon Gallery, 14th and Franklin

We will only have time to deal with priority items on this list. Come with ideas. Think for the next fifty to one hundred years! We will deal with agenda items in future meetings.

Musical interlude
Prayer Libation
*Overview of BAM District Plan
*Name: Black Arts Movement Cultural and Economic District
Establish the BAM District Development Corporation
***Mental Health Peer Group meetings (required)
*Planning team
*Business Plan
*Budget for BAM District planners
Self Sufficiency or Do for Self
Land trust
Life estate for housing
Art space
Housing for artists, workers, homeless, persons with mental and physical disabilities
District tour
David Blackwell Institute of Art, Math, Science and Technology
BAM Union of Artists
Elder Council
Men's Council
Women's Council
Young Adult Council
Children's Council
Acquiring properties along corridor
Silicon Valley grants for STEM education, e.g., Blackwell Institute, and to offset gentrification and secure space for North American Africans as part of Oakland Downtown Plan

Next Meeting: Monday, January 4, 2:30pm, Oakland City Hall

We propose the BAM District include the Dr. David Blackwell Institute of Art, Math, Science and Technology

David Blackwell

Born: April 24, 1919; place: Centralia, Illinois
AB (1938) University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; AM (1939) University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Ph.D. (1941) Statistics, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign thesis: Some Properties of Mark off Chains; Advisor: Joseph L. Doob


Professor Emeritas of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests: Mathematics
university URL: http://stat-www.berkeley.edu/users/davidbl/; email: none

David Blackwell is, to mathematicians, the most famous, perhaps greatest, African Amercan Mathematician. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1938, Master of Arts in Mathematics in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1941 (at the age of 22), all from the University of Illinois.
He is the seventh African American to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He is the first and only African American to be any one of: a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a President of the American Statistical Society, and a Vice President of the America Mathematics Society.

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