June 14 is UCOP Day at OMCA
June is Pride month and we’re celebrating at UCOP in Oakland on Friday, June 14. Join your coworkers for an ice cream social from 2-5 p.m. on the fifth floor Franklin roof garden, then head over together to the Oakland Museum of California!
Located at 1000 Oak Street, just a quick 10-minute walk from UCOP, the Oakland Museum of California delights guests of all ages with its many science, history and art exhibits.
UCOP Pride encourages staff to visit “Queer California: Untold Stories,” on view through August 11. “Queer California” presents a multimedia view into the diverse culture of LGBTQ+ communities throughout California, focusing on queer identities, civil rights and resistance to oppression. Guests have an opportunity to share their personal experiences in a participatory gallery experience.
Other current exhibits include:
- “Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell”
- Mildred Howard’s “TAP: Investigation of Memory”
- “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food”
The museum will be open until 10 p.m. as part of its Friday Nights at OMCA program. In addition to after-hours museum access, guests will enjoy food trucks, beer and wine, live music, a handcrafts marketplace and art workshops.
UCOP Staff Discount
On Friday, June 14, beginning at 1 p.m., UCOP staff can purchase general admission museum tickets at a discounted rate of $12 — a $4 savings. Admission to the “Queer California” exhibit is an additional $5.
About UCOP Pride
UCOP Pride is dedicated to providing advocacy, education and community building for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community within UCOP and beyond. To find out more about the UCOP Pride group (including how to join the listserv), contact Yvonne.Li@ucop.edu.Tags: ice cream social, Oakland Museum of California, Queer California Untold Stories