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PREC Update: Education Panel, Veronica Thigpen, POPS and more...

Updated: Jan 6

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

STAY ENGAGED

Please join us for our next PREC panel on October 21st, 7-8:15PM, turning the lens to the impact of racial inequity on education and schools:

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

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, 7-8:15 pm Co-sponsored by: Piedmont Advocating Diversity Committee and the Piedmont Education Speaker Series

Panelists:

  • Stefan Lallinger: Director of the Bridges Collaborative, a group of experts in education, policy, and housing focused on integrated schools and neighborhoods.

  • Rebecca Sibilia: Founder of EdBuild, a national organization focused on rethinking state funding for public schools.

  • Dorothy Lazard: Manages the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library. She has hosted popular history programs, curated exhibits, and written articles with a focus on making Oakland’s history accessible to a broader audience.

Moderated by Carolyn Jones, senior reporter at EdSource

CALENDAR

Diversify the City subcommittee: VERONICA FOR PUSD! Please join Veronica for a Meet & Greet HERE, get a lawn sign, endorse, or donate to show support. Please email with questions or to ask how you can get involved!

Housing and Zoning subcommittee: Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing ADUs with a guest speaker, Debra Sanderson, from the Casita Coalition and Berkeley ADU Task Force. Please email irene.cheng@gmail.com for the Zoom link. New members are welcome!

Education/Schools subcommittee: Our next Education subcommittee meeting will be on 10/11, 4 p.m. New members welcome! Please email for Zoom link.

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

OTHER EVENTS

Tri-School Parent Club School Board Candidate Forum: 10/5, 6:30-8pm.

League of Women Voters Piedmont School Board Candidate Forum: 10/8, 7-8:15pm. This will be broadcast live on KCOM and on their YouTube Channel HERE. Join Piedmont for Oakland Public Schools (POPS) for a PUSD School Board candidate forum focused on racial justice. They hope to encourage community members to think critically about our local officials and how School Board members can work to ensure PUSD is a safe place where every family, student, and staff member no matter their identity, can thrive.

Monday, October 5th from 5-6 PM over Zoom. Check out their Facebook event for more details.

LET’S KEEP LEARNING

Read this article to learn the ties between housing policies to educational inequity, by Stefan Lallinger, one of our Education event panelists.

This article helps to inform us of the pros and cons of Proposition 15.

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

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