An engagement series looking at the past, present and future of Black education in Oakland, that deliberately listens and incorporates elders and historical activists, the NAACP, Black educators, Black students and families, Black elected officials and also the broader research community, in reviewing history, surveying the current state and also making concrete recommendations going forward.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
KICK OFF HAPPY HOUR
Kingston 11 | 2270 Telegraph Ave | 5:30-7:30PM
A collection of black education allies will partner to kick off a series of conversations and engagements looking at the State of Black Education in Oakland, historical activism, and future solutions.
The Past, Present, and Future of Activism for Black Families in Oakland (with the NAACP)
West Oakland Youth Center | 3233 Market St | 5:00-8:00PM
An intergenerational conversation focused on setting a historical frame of Education Activism in Oakland. Collectively, the community will discuss issues, solutions, and key narratives for catalyzing progress within our schools, children, educators, and community.
The Color of Law: Author Talk w/ Richard Rothstein
(How the State created & maintained segregation)
West Oakland Senior Center | 1724 Adeline St | 4:30-6:30PM
Richard Rothstein, along an esteemed panel, will discuss his recent book, The Color of Law, and the affects that redlining, “urban redevelopment,” nearby industrial zoning, and other government actions has had on West Oakland.
JUNE (ACTUAL DATE TBA)
Celebration of Black Educators:
Supporting & Increasing the Pipeline
Time & Location TBA
Highlighting the narratives and successes of Black educators through interviews and images. Will also include key research around their effectiveness, adversity they overcame, and the need to support a lucrative pipeline that attracts & retains future black educators.
AUGUST (ACTUAL DATE TBA)
Black Minds Matters:
The Introduction of “THE BLACK PAPER”
Time & location TBA
The release of “THE BLACK PAPER” (a set of community- centered education recommendations) with analysis of quantitative and qualitative data gathered to date, including a deep dive into important background contextual issues, like housing, health, gender, etc.