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PREC Update: Housing Panel, Veronica for PUSD and more...

Friday, September 11th, 2020

STAY ENGAGED

Racial Segregation and Housing in Piedmont: How Did We Get Here? What Can We Do About It?

A panel discussion organized by the Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign. Cosponsored by Piedmont Advocating Diversity Committee and League of Women Voters of Piedmont

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7-8:30 pm on Zoom. For more information: email piedmontracialequity@gmail.com.

Featuring:

Gloria Bruce: Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO). EBHO is the leading advocacy coalition promoting affordable housing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Irene Cheng: Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, and co-editor, Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Carol Galante: Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, UC Berkeley, and Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Former Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama

Moderated by Sarah Karlinsky, Senior Policy Advisor, SPUR (the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)

ANNOUNCEMENT!

The PUSD Racial Equity Board Policy was PASSED at the 9/9 school board meeting. Thank you to all those who either wrote to the school board or spoke in support during a very late agenda item on Wednesday evening! PREC and other Piedmont allies are helping to ensure that the district is only getting started in leading PUSD on the journey that is the work of racial justice in Piedmont.

CALENDAR

Diversify the City subcommittee

  • VERONICA FOR PUSD! We will be focusing its efforts on the School Board Candidacy of Veronica Anderson Thigpen. VeronicaforPUSD.com Please email amywgriffith@gmail.com with questions or to ask how you can get involved!

Housing and Zoning subcommittee - HOUSING PANEL DETAILS ABOVE

  • The next meeting is 10/8, 7 pm. New members are welcome!

Education/Schools subcommittee.

  • The next meeting is 9/20 at 4pm. New folks welcome! Please email leediana117@gmail.com for Zoom link.

Policing subcommittee

  • Please email fairuz.m.abdullah@gmail.com for the Zoom link of the next meeting.

  • Two members of the Policing Subcommittee have been invited by PPD to join a Team Building Workshop designed to update the existing strategic plan that manages multiple projects which impact day to day operations. This workshop is 9/15 at 6:00 PM. The policing sub-committee will report back.

LET’S KEEP LEARNING

Poet Claudia Rankine is back with a new book called Just Us: An American Conversation. This new volume offers an unflinching examination of race and racism in the United States — this time in conversations with friends and strangers. Listen to a discussion about her new book here on NPR.

SPEAK UP

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house…” self described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde, poet and activist.

Be well,

Your PREC Steering Committee


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Century Foundation 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