Oakley's Welcoming Pledge

Oakley’s Welcoming Pledge

We as residents and/or members of the Oakley community have formally pledged to follow the You, Me, We Oakley Welcoming Principles in order to create the City of Oakley into a welcoming community that respects the intrinsic dignity of all people. The Welcoming Principles are as follows:

We have a shared responsibility to treat ALL our neighbors with respect and decency;

We are dedicated to advancing the basic principles upon which the United States was founded, establishing the equality and dignity of all people, including immigrants;

We recognize that immigrants are fellow human beings and reject the use of de-humanizing or exclusionary language;

We are committed to raising the level of public discourse concerning immigrants and immigration and;

We are committed to promoting understanding of the contributions that immigrants make to the U.S. and the effects of immigration on our communities, and to challenging common myths and stereotypes that only serve to divide our community.

As Oakley community members who strive to create a better Oakley, we have decided to share the responsibility to be neighborly and provide a welcoming atmosphere in which all those who reside in Oakley are treated with respect.

To sign Oakley's Welcoming Pledge please let the Program Coordinator know. Contact Gabriela through the Get Involved tab.


 

Events & Updates

HEART OF OAKLEY FESTIVAL

We are currently seeking cultural performances and booth exhibitors for the Heart of Oakley Festival. If interested in learning more or in filling out the application, please visit Heart of Oakley Festival>>. To view pictures from the Heart of Oakley Festival in 2015, visit our Facebook page>>

 

MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

August 6, 2016 (in English) & August 13, 2016 (in Spanish) Training is hosted in partnership with New Lifeline Ministries and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Mental Health Training>>

 

COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIP DRIVE

Need help applying for U.S. Citizenship through the Naturalization process? Our fall Citizenship Drive is taking place September 24 in the Oakley Council ChambersCitizenship Drive>>

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CULTURAL WORKSHOP

We are gearing up for Oakley’s third Día de los Muertos Cultural Workshop on October 29, 2016 at Oakley City Hall. For more information, visit Día de los Muertos Workshop>>

 

DIGITAL STORY-TELLING VIDEO: OUR FUTURE IS TOGETHER!

Take a look at our video starring fellow community members that decided to share their immigrant experience! Go to our Facebook page in order to share your thoughts on the video!

A special thanks to our participants and Storytellers for Good for the great work they did!