2020 Online Lectures

OHA's lecture series has moved online and we are partnering with the Oakland History Center to bring you well researched and beautifully illustrated programs. Past recordings are available below. Be sure to sign up for our email list to get notified of opportunities to attend future events live.

"For the Advancement of Women": The Women's Club Movement in Oakland

Learn how women's organizations have led the way in advancing Oakland's cultural and philanthropic life. Presenter Kathleen DiGiovanni will celebrate them with a talk on these clubs, including the venerable Ebell Society, neighborhood women's clubs like Rockridge and Fruitvale, the Fanny Jackson Coppin Club, and the Linden Street YWCA.

Kathleen DiGiovanni is a long-time OHA walking tour leader and a regular contributor to the OHA News. A librarian at the Oakland Public Library, Kathleen has logged thousands of hours working in the Oakland History Center, promoting and guiding exploration of Oakland's history through the library's rich resources. She thinks it's the best job in the world.