• Join us for the first ever OUSD Virtual District-Wide Asian, Pacific Islander & Arab Heritage and Solidarity Community Celebration!


    After a rough year for our communities, let's come together in solidarity to celebrate API Heritage Month (May) & Arab American Heritage Month (April) as Oakland Unified for justice, empowerment and lifting up our diverse stories!


    Friday, May 14th 4:30-6pm


    RSVP to ATTEND HERE for Zoom Link!


    This event will be recorded to be shared with the OUSD community for those who can't make it.


    Celebrate Flyer


    Celebrate Flyer 2


    • APISA Storyteller Performances
    • Words of Solidarity from Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell
    • API & Arab Trivia Games 
    • Special Guest Speakers including Oakland Councilmember Sheng Thao!
    • A/PI/Arab & Black Student Solidarity Sharing
    • #StopAAPIHate Student Essay Contest Award Winners Announced!
    • Community Updates & Announcements


    APISA Student Leadership Awards:


    Cultural Leadership & Preservation:

    • Leilani Ly, Oakland High
    • Fathia Mohamed, Fremont
    • Atanihea Huahulu, Oakland High


    Community Leadership & Service:

    • Kai Hong, Urban Promise Academy
    • Bashar Allataifih, Oakland International High
    • Christopher Soriano, Urban Promise Academy
    • Nasser Hussain, Fremont 
    • Long Nguyen, Fremont
    • Ali Zindani, Oakland Charter
    • Uzaifah Bin Jamaluddin, MetWest
    • Deric Chau, Skyline
    • Sepa Tiueti, Skyline
    • Amanakilelei Tuakoi, Fremont
    • Teresa Tava, Dewey


    Resiliency, Warrior Spirit & Wellness:

    • Reem Taleb, Fremont
    • Nicole Kwan, Oakland High
    • Mohamed Alghaithi, Oakland International High
    • Rania Al-Halmi, Fremont
    • Andrew Steffani, Fremont
    • Nehemaiah Vaioleti, Madison Park Academy
    • Shu Yin Yu, MetWest
    • Trinity Chao, Skyline
    • Sione Pahulu, Fremont
    • Samuel Sau, Castlemont


    Unity & Solidarity:

    • Asma Hassan, Oakland International High
    • Angelika Soriano, Urban Promise Academy
    • Vincent Ng, Oakland High
    • LiTong Liu, MetWest

    Please e-mail lailan.huen@ousd.org if you would like to share an announcement, opportunity or resource as part of our community celebration.