Dear OUSD Students & Adult Allies,


    We are very sad to let you know that OUSD is canceling all non-essential district-wide events that bring several schools together over the next month, and possibly beyond, so we must postpone our in-person API + MENA Youth Power Retreat for now.


    We were very excited to see all of you and build together in community, but we know that many students and staff are also concerned about COVID-19 and not wanting to pass the virus to our elders and families who might be vulnerable to serious illness.  We will monitor the pandemic to see when we may be able to reschedule a face-to-face retreat.


    Until then, we are planning a virtual conference possibly for April to connect before the school year ends.  Please give your input and feedback here, thank you!


    APISA & Oakland Youth Advisory Commission


    Postpone Flyer


    Asian, Pacific Islander & Middle Eastern youth leaders & adult allies from across Oakland will come together to build community, leadership and voice.

    We will strengthen the networks and resources between OUSD schools and community-based organizations serving our Asian, Pacific Islander & MENA youth, and build a solidarity platform to lift up our voices and power across Oakland.

    The day will include fun mini-workshops by student clubs, community organizations, and team-building and storytelling activities.




    8:30 AM - Sign-In & Breakfast

    9:00 AM - Introductions & Story Sharing Circles

    10:00 AM - School Club & Community Group Mini-Workshops

    11:15 AM - Lunch & Community Building

    12:00 PM - Community Group Mini-Workshops

    1:30 PM - Visioning & Strategy

    3:30 PM - Closing Circle

    Please contact lailan.huen@ousd.org with any questions!