Every year, hundreds of children from pre-K through 12th grade take the stage at the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, a public speaking competition where they perform poetry and speeches inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film covers the months leading up to the 40th annual festival, as schools across the city send their top-placing students to compete. It is a portrait of young people raising their voices about issues they care about and of the unique community that celebrates and supports them.
Posted by OUSD Visual and Performing Arts on 2/1/2020
KQED recently ran an piece on OakTech Rep's January 2020 performance of the Apollos. The show chronicled the work of former Oak Tech High School students who successfully lobbied CA legislators to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a state holiday almost 40 years ago. Learn more about the show and the history of the Oak Tech Apollos through KQED's coverage as well as this EdSource article!