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Mass Incarceration

Growing Movement in Oakland Calls for End to Mass Incarceration

A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland.   The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]
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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former State Senator Art Torres Keynote Lecture Series at Mills College

On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
Summer Matters

Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy

As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding [...]
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OUSD Gives Green Light for Social Justice Website for Teachers and Students School District had removed “Urban Dreams” after complaints by Fox News and a police union

A website with lesson plans for teaching students about social justice issues was taken offline almost eight months ago for review by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), prompting complaints that the district was censoring [...]
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OP-ED: Getting Boys of Color to Graduate

The year is 2014 and our Nation is still struggling with systematic oppression and racial disparity. The systems that persist span across several aspects of life that is inclusive of education. Those impacted and removed [...]