Mission Hall - 3rd Floor - Room 3700

CAPS Community Town Hall: Joe Hawkins, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

Joe Hawkins is co-founder of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, and is its first Executive Director. He is also a noted Oakland-based community organizer who has been at the forefront of LGBTQ advocacy in the Bay Area for almost 30 years. Joe is a seasoned non-profit executive, event producer and social entrepreneur. He first came to national prominence as a gay activist and one of the first out gay men to appear as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show defending his right to parent his then 6-year-old son.