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Title: March to Defend the Lakeview Sit-In, from Oscar Grant Plaza
START DATE: Saturday June 23
TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details:
Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway, in downtown Oakland) -- [We will then march to the Sit-In at Lakeview Elementary School, 746 Grand Ave., kitty corner from the Grand Lake Theatre]
Event Type: Protest
Contact Name
Email Addresssaveoaklandschools [at] gmail.com
Phone Number
Address
Public education in Oakland is under attack. Literally. On Monday, the 18th, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) police and OPD threatened the parent and teacher led sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. We re-opened the school they shut down. Now we need a mass mobilization to defend the re-opening. Instead of keeping elementary schools open, the OUSD claims they're broke -- yet 6 million dollars goes to paying the state debt each year! Yet another example of how schools are run by people who think like capitalists!

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Demands:

*Don't Close the 5 Schools! Keep All Neighborhood Schools Open!

*Stop Union Busting: Defend the OEA and All School Worker Unions!

*Refuse the Debt: Demand the District Call on the Banks to Bailout Schools!

*Fully Fund Quality Public Education For All!

*Demand Tony Smith Re-Open the Schools or Resign. Re-Open or Resign!

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Support:

*Sign the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/i-support-the-lakeview-sit-in/

*Donate food or supplies: your contributions are always welcome, bring them down to Lakeview!

*Sign-up to recieve emergency text blasts:
text "Lakeviewsitin" to 41-411

*WEB: http://saveoaklandschools.org

*Visit: The Lakeview Elementary Sit-in is located at 746 Grand Avenue in Oakland -- directly across the street from the Lake Merritt Farmer's Market and kitty corner from the Grand Lake Theatre.
-- A Community Speak-out will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 22.



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