The historic teachers strikes in West Virginia and Oklahoma have inspired teachers across the country to seek better conditions in their classrooms and with expanding class sizes, stagnant wages, and meager offers from the district. Oakland teachers are fired up and ready to demand a fair contract too.
Who: Teachers, parents, students, and you!
What: Community and teacher march for a fair contract
When: Tuesday, April 24 4–6 p.m. (meet us at 3:45!)
Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, directly across from the courthouse
Join Oakland Education Association, OUSD students and parents, and East Bay DSA this Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on the south side of Lake Merritt as we demand a contract that's fair for our teachers and our kids. The DSA contingent will meet up around 3:45 p.m. in the part of the park directly across the street from the courthouse. Look for Hannah E. — she'll be wearing a red UC student worker shirt that says "Educate! Agitate! Organize!" with a DSA bag — to meet up!
The Oakland school district spends the highest percentage of its budget of any district in Alameda County on administrators and private consultants. The problem, however, isn't that there isn't enough funding coming in: the district is receiving millions of dollars in new, unrestricted state funding totalling nearly $130 million between 2013 and 2019. But still, OUSD has failed to meet the demands of teachers, students, and their families to reduce class sizes, especially for high-need students and schools, limit non-teaching duties so teachers can focus on teaching, or offer fair pay to make sure the best educators can afford to live in the district where they teach.
The Oakland Unified School District has repeatedly disregarded requests for smaller class sizes and fair compensation and it's time to show them that students, teachers, and families are united behind putting students first.
We know that teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions. This is why, for the sake of both students and teachers, we demand the district reduce class sizes and caseloads, and provide fair wages for educators. See you at the lake!
East Bay DSA
East Bay DSA
Rally and March to Free Mumia
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:00 Noon
Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland, CA
Other Regional and International Actions to Free Mumia
Detroit, Michigan: National Conference to Defeat Austerity, Saturday, March 24. 10:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M. St. Matthew's—St. Joseph's Church, 8850 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. For more information: www.moratorium-mi.org
Houston, Texas: Banner Drop for Mumia, Monday, March 26, 5:30 P.M.—6:30 P.M. Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement will do a banner drop over Houston's busiest freeway for Mumia, on Dunlavy Bridge, over Highway 59.
New York City: Break Down Walls and Prison Plantation: Mumia, Migrants and Movements for Liberation, Friday, March 23. 6:00 P.M. Community Supper 7:30 PM, Holyrood Episcopal Church, 715 179th Street, New York, NY 10033
Jericho Amnesty Movement 20th Anniversary, Saturday, March 24. Holyrood Episcopal Church, 715 W. 179th St, New York, NY, Dinner from 5:00 P.M.—6:00 P.M. Downstairs Program from 6:30 P.M.—9:00 P.M. in Sanctuary.
Sunday, March 25: March and Rally, Gather 12:00 P.M., U.S. Mission (799 UN Plaza: 1st Ave. and 45th St.), March 1:00 P.M., to Times Square for 2:00 P.M. Rally, Buses to Philadelphia: Leaving NYC March 27, 5:30 A.M. from 147 West 24 St. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-330-8029.
Vallejo, CA, Saturday, March 24: 1:00 P.M.—4:00 P.M., Vallejo JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590, Contact Info: New Jim Crow Movement (Vallejo), 707-652-8367, email@example.com
Toronto, Canada, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!, Saturday, March 24, 1:00 P.M., Across the street from the U.S. Consulate
360 University Avenue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, March 25, Freedom Park RDD, Poetry. Hip Hop. Kwaito. Drama. Local Organizer: Pastor Rev, Contact Info: +27 649 240514