I received a last minute call from Ron, my contact from the previous HIV event, about this gig the night before. Fortunately, my schedule was clear for the morning and I was able to attend. It was going to be held at the same place as the previous event, although this was different in that the mayor of Oakland, Ron Dellums, would be in attendence congratulating the work these organizations do for their communities. Needless to say, I was excited!
Unfortunately, Mr. Dellums was not able to attend the event...although a channel 7 news crew (ABC) did record it...so Mr. Dellums could've seen what he missed! I never got a chance to see the clip on the news, however :(
A definite highlight in my photography experience, standing side by side with a news crew...it made me feel like I worked media for ABC!