- Reparations for Black Students Campaign
Over the past few weeks, the Oakland community has been catalyzed into action, as students and families caught news that the Oakland school board would vote to close a handful of majority Black and brown schools, including Community Day, at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. This news came after OUSD passed the Reparations for Black Students Resolution last year. Part of this resolution included protecting and investing in historically Black schools and involving an equity impact analysis of any proposed school closures. The board continued to go ahead with this vote to close schools despite not completing an equity impact analysis, and despite thousands of students and parents opposing these closures. Many of these students delivered powerful testimonies against these closures at the school board meetings, including a 13-year-old from Bret Harte Middle School:
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