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Rally to Defend Public Education in Oakland
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle
Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
On Saturday, January 12, thousands of teachers, students and staff marched and rallied in Oakland, California to defend public education.
Photos by Charles Moehle, ProBonoPhoto.
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Several thousand people marched and rallied in Oakland to defend public education and call for increased funding in solidarity with striking Los Angeles teachers. Not only educators, but students, staff and supporters came out for a day of speeches and performances.

The MLK Jr. Freedom Center, an organization that brings best practices from the Civil Rights Movement to community education to build strong community partnerships, had representatives in attendance as well.

The Oakland Education Association contract has expired and teachers are discussing striking in February. Hundreds of printed signs read, "Ready to Strike for the Schools that Students Deserve."
§Placards
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Students Deserve Better
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§MLK Jr. Freedom Center
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§MLK Jr. Freedom Center
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§students came too
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Taking the stage
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Fund Our Schools
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Dancers
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Stand with the union
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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§Local 107 Stage Hands Sign
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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Performers are teachers
§No Cuts T-shirt
by text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle Sunday Jan 20th, 2019 2:11 AM
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