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WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW PREC has written a letter that will be circulated widely asking that our city and school administrators keep their recent commitment to racial equity in mind as they plan for distance learning. We are asking you, our members, to write a or email as well, or forward this letter and echo your support. Thank you. SUB-COMMITTEE REMINDERS: we will be sending calendar invites and Zoom links prior to the meetings.

PREC Housing/Zoning Committee - Reminder to begin collecting perspectives on how realtor practices deter or can attract more racially diverse residents to Piedmont. Please email narratives and anecdotes to Irene irene.cheng@gmail.com or Sarah sarah.karlinsky@gmail.com. We can anonymize stories if desired.

The next housing/zoning committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, at 7 pm. We will cover ADU and zoning policies then. Questions? Please email Irene Cheng at irene.cheng@gmail.com or Sarah sarah.karlinsky@gmail.com.

PREC Diversify the City - The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30-7:30pm. Questions? Please email Jennifer Long at jlo322003@yahoo.com or Amy Griffith amywgriffith@gmail.com. PREC Education/Curriculum: The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 30th, 7-8:30PM. Questions? Please email Diana Lee at leediana117@gmail.com.

PREC Policing - next meeting TBD. Reminder to please try to attend the next Public Safety Committee Meeting, July 30th at 5:30PM. Details directly below in "Other Ways to Stay Engaged". Questions, please email Fairuz Abdullah fairuz.m.abdullah@gmail.com. OTHER WAYS TO STAY ENGAGED

The next Public Safety Committee Meeting is July 30th at 5:30 PM. It’s their first virtual meeting. The Public Safety Committee of Piedmont was formed as a permanent body when the City Council passed Resolution 3-14 on January 6, 2014, with an assignment to develop recommendations for improving public safety in the City of Piedmont. More info here: piedmont.ca.gov

#freegrace. We are currently following this heartbreaking story and actions that can be taken to help Grace. Please join us. You can call Oakland County Executive Director (up for re-election) at 248-858-1048. He wants the case reviewed. Let's keep putting on the pressure. Here are more Actions to help free Grace.

LET’S KEEP LEARNING

Talking to the youngest folx in our lives about race: A Kids Play About Racism

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

An article on policing and why we are here in this moment:

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/08/888174033/video-history-of-policing-how-did-we-get-here

In honor or the late John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader and Former US Representative

"Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part."

― Lewis on movement building in Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America


Be well,


PREC Steering Committee

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Resources on Schools and Racial Segregation

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