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Family Paths’ 2018 Women’s Leadership Luncheon: "Quality and Equality in Oakland's Evolving Music Industry Ecosystem"

September 21, 2018
11:30 am
Nile Hall in Historic Preservation Park

Family Paths presents their 2018 Women’s Leadership Luncheon Friday, September 21, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Nile Hall in Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA. Tickets and registration: Featuring emcee CJ Hirschfield, Executive Director of Children’s Fairyland, and keynote speaker Piper Payne, recent President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammy awards), discussion will focus on issues of quality and equality in music production and economic development impacting Oakland and beyond. The luncheon entertainment features live music by Oakland School for the Arts' Vocal Rush with a VIP after-party with live music by Kendra McKinley. Payne’s presentation will demystify the technical aspects of record production, while offering stimulating discourse on current issues of equity in various areas of the music industry. Proceeds from this annual luncheon enable Family Paths to provide an average of $100,000 in pro-bono services annually to continue and enhance critical mental health and client support services. Piper Payne’s unique perspective on the music industry has been gained over decades including her experience with the Recording Academy, as a member of the Women's Audio Mission and from teaching as an audio professor. Payne owns and serves as Chief Mastering Engineer at Neato Mastering on albums for independent artists and major labels. Additionally, she is a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer for Second Line Vinyl, Oakland’s first vinyl pressing plant since 1935. "Less than 5% of the workforce in the audio/recording industry are women", Payne explains as her impetus for co-founding the National Diversity and Inclusion Initiative that she currently co-chairs for the Audio Engineering Society. About Family Paths - Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service) is a nonprofit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provides a number of mental health, trauma counseling, and case management services to low-income, multi-stressed individuals and families of Alameda County. The 24-Hour Parent Support and Resource Hotline receives nearly 6,000 calls annually with programs that provide direct service to more than 1,000 individuals. Family Paths is a multicultural agency committed to serving all families including multiracial, foster families, LGBTQIA families, single parents, and kinship caregivers since 1972. 


Nile Hall in Historic Preservation Park

1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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