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PREC Special Update: Education Panel Recording

Friday, October 22nd, 2020

For those who missed our panel last night:

Coloring Outside the (Red) Lines: The Impact of Racial Segregation on Piedmont Schools and Where We Take It From Here

We wanted to share the recording with you! Some questions we covered:

“We are more than a hundred years since the founding of Piedmont and the city still remains overwhelmingly white while neighboring Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the country. What do you think have been the biggest contributors to the racial and economic differences in how Oakland and Piedmont have evolved overtime?”

“What are the harms perpetrated by Piedmont schools being so segregated, to itself and its surrounding community?”

“How does state funding for schools create equity or exacerbate inequity across schools and districts in CA?”

A few people closed yesterday asking “What next?” Here are some ways to stay involved:

  1. Listen to the recording! Please share the recording with friends and neighbors.

  2. Join the Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign (PREC) email list by responding to this message with the subject line "Add me to your mailing list."

  3. Join the PREC education and schools subcommittee, by responding to this message with the subject line "Join the education committee." Our next meeting is November 15, 4 p.m.

  4. Continue learning - here are some of the resources mentioned from the panel yesterday:

  • Recording of our Sept housing panel about racial segregation and housing

  • Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

  • Stefan’s organization’s report on Closing America’s Education Funding Gaps

  • EdBuild’s reports on school funding

  • New York Times’ 1619 Project, including resources to bring this project into the classroom

  • The Piedmont Black Student Union’s video sharing their experiences going to Piedmont Schools

  • Follow @reportingracismpiedmont on Instagram


REMINDER to GET OUT THE VOTE: VERONICA FOR PUSD! Please join Veronica for a Meet & Greet get a lawn sign, endorse, or donate to show support.

Be well,

Your PREC Steering Committee

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