On March 24, 2021, the OUSD Board of Education passed the Reparations for Black Students Resolution that recognizes the impact of structural societal racism over many generations on our African-American families, and creates a task force to prioritize action on a number of measures to address these issues in our schools.
(POSTPONED) Art of Reparations Showcase
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO AN INCREASED SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESCHEDULING LATER THIS SPRING.
This free event will provide an immersive experience that highlights and uplifts the work of the OUSD Reparations Resolution. The resolution is OUSD’s commitment to acknowledging the history of systemic harm done to Black students and families in the district, and to investing in the repair of that harm.
This event will feature student and community artwork, MLK Oratorical Festival youth speakers, performances by Oakland-based cultural activists, interactive maker stations, information and resource tables, light refreshments, and film screenings.
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Black Students & Families Thriving Task Force
The Black Students and Families Thriving Task Force (“Task Force”) is comprised of a Steering Committee and Working Groups charged with guiding and monitoring the establishment and implementation of the Oakland Unified School District’s Resolution No. 2021-0037 - Reparations for Black Students.
Specifically, the Task Force is charged with:
- Developing recommendations for OUSD Black Thriving indicators (data).
- Developing a recommendation for the Black Student Thriving Plan (coherence).
- Developing and monitoring progress of the Black Thriving Fund (resources).
- Monitoring other initiatives focused on advancing outcomes for Black students in OUSD and across the country (learning).
Task Force meetings are scheduled for the following dates from 6:00-8:00pm, unless otherwise noted:
- Sept. 30
- Oct. 7
- Oct. 21
- Nov. 4
- Nov. 18
- Dec. 2
- Dec. 16
- Jan. 20
- Feb. 17
- Mar. 24
- Apr. 21
- May 5
- May 19
- June 2
- June 16
To access meeting details, including virtual link and agenda, please see the calendar tab on the OUSD Board Legislative Information Center.