SOOAKLAND

 

ABOUT So Oakland

 
 


Oakland Indie Award nominee for Social Change, Shayla “ShaylaBang” Jamerson is an Oakland native who is developing a positive movement to bring the Oakland she grew up in, into the future. ShaylaBang is a visionary and an activist. She created SoOAKLAND for like-minded people who live in the town and love Oakland. Her events are for young professionals, artists, activists, taste makers, and the fashion conscious to congregate and experience positive community.  

Oakland has transformed in the last ten years, in some positive and some negative ways. The rent has sky-rocketed, leaving original Oakland residents feeling displaced and creating rapid gentrification. Oakland violence has also affected many of the wonderful events ShaylaBang grew up on, like Festival of the Lake. So ever mindful of the changes in the city she loves, ShaylaBang has conceptualized not only the kind of event she wants to still attend, but went a step further and started producing them. ShayaBang has joined forces with some other amazing women Shauteria Hayes (Director of Operations), Tiffany Silas(Community Outreach Coordinator ), Haley Salsbury (Assistant Community Outreach Coordinator)who has also helped in the growth of this organization


Meet The Team

(top to bottom)

-Shayla “Bang” Jamerson- FOUNDER

-Haley Arterberry -

Assistant Community Coordinator

Shauteria Hayes - Vendor Management

Tiffany Silas- Community Coordinator /Director of Op.


We have to hold on to the culture that made the city of Oakland beautiful from the beginning. Our way of showing you is through old ways of celebrating...block parties, networking socials,community festivals, group outings, community outreach, music, and community growth.
says ShaylaBang.