In partnership with the BART Office of the Independent Police Auditor and the Berkeley Police Review Commission, NACOLE is excited to announce that it will be holding one of the 2019 Regional Training and Networking events in the Bay Area. We hope that you will be able to join us in Oakland, California on May 3, 2019 at the Kaiser Center.
This event is geared toward a variety of audiences, including but not limited to community members, oversight practitioners, justice system stakeholders, and academics. It will seek to address many issues important to those who support, are interested in, or work in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. In particular, this training opportunity will take on topics such as civilian oversight of county jails, California's new transparency laws, and information on the strengths and limitations of the different models of civilian oversight of law enforcement.
Alma Matters new single, "Absolute". Featuring: Chris Burger, rap; Peter Apfelbaum, arranger, piano, saxophone; Natalie Cressman, trombone, vocals; Sandy Cressman, vocals; Jeff Cressman, trombone; Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Will Bernard, guitar; Keith McArthur, bass; Josh Jones, percussion; Jeff Weinmann, drums.
About 5 years ago, we were up at Tamalpais Research Institute getting ready for a live stream of a show and this guy Josh walks in with Platinum Cookies and really positive energy. Said he'd been following the Soup and some of my other projects for a while and wanted to offer his West Oakland Panther Fist Studios as an incubator for vibes and such. Our vision came as we went along. I call it "Stone Soup" with LOVE at the root. So many musicians, producers, singers, players, artists, writers and family fell through. We are just at the beginning. Our intention is to put out the best material to move minds, spirit, body and soul. We want to help develop this light in our youth by giving a space to create and the opportunity to learn and thrive in whatever industry they choose. For we were helped to get where we are now, we must assist others in finding their true purpose.
All we require is you bring love. The light you possess will support the sound. The proof is in the product. There are so many ways we produce and not one is the same. It's not uncommon to track someone on vox who is a drummer. I learned that from being in the studio with George Clinton. I guarantee neither George or myself can recall that night. But I do remember the feeling. I've been blessed to be around so many masters in the studio and all that I've experienced in those spaces, I'm now able to implement with much added perspective and a gang of positive intentions. I am a wordsmith. I know from my core that we have a responsibility to affect change through vibrations. Operating from this belief, we do the best we can to shine this light in the most honest, humble and hungry way.