Debut screening of a new documentary on Oakland’s public school community, through the prism of OCO organizing
Anyone interested in education reform and grassroots organizing will find The Long View a story that is both familiar and thought provoking. This film describes the experiences of the two Oakland school communities and their different trajectories—all woven together by OCO’s groundbreaking work in education.
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Donna Allen New Revelation Community Church
Far too many people in our community have died before their time. Far too many people are wasting their lives in prison. Lifelines to Healing is a movement to stop the killings without sending more people to jail. Across the community, faith leaders, residents, schools, neighborhood organizations, social services, public agencies and law enforcement […]
RESPONSES TO TERRORISM IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Dear OCO family, If you know in your heart the truth that we are all created with dignity and made beautifully in God’s image, then you can’t help but mourn what happened in Charlottesville. We are saddened to see a manifestation of hate march in our streets and cause bodily […]CONTINUE READING →
Oakland Police Commission | Department of Violence Prevention | 1,400 Re-Entry Jobs | Bail Reform OCO leaders are helping to redefine the local and state criminal justice system There were lots of moving parts during the City of Oakland’s contentious process to approve the 2017–2019 budget, and OCO Leader Terri McWilliams was one of them. McWilliams (pictured above at left) was […]CONTINUE READING →
Here, PICO California Co-Director Joseph Tomás Mckellar answers questions about this key immigration bill and how lobbying efforts for it intersect with PICO CA’s support for bail reform and SB 10 Q: How important were the efforts of PICO network leaders (including those at OCO) in the victories won in the first leg of the battle—in […]CONTINUE READING →
An update on fair funding of public schools across our state, plus reports on OUSD’s new middle school and budget shortfalls ABCs of LCFF Ensuring more state $$ for students with greatest need Background: For over a decade, PICO CA organized with allies for equitable education funding in California. OCO parents and students were a strong part of […]CONTINUE READING →