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A path to school desegregation: a Bay Area community roundtable

  • Envision Academy of Arts & Technology 1515 Webster Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

RSVP and purchase (sliding scale) tickets to this event here: tinyurl.com/ccgroundtable

Even in as diverse of a place as the Bay Area, schools and communities are more segregated by race and class now than they were in the 1980s. Three years ago, Camp Common Ground was founded to disrupt cycles of segregation. Recently, this issue of school segregation has received a lot of attention, and it's time for our community to come together to answer the following questions:

  • What are the challenges and barriers to integration?

  • What's being done about them and what can Bay Area communities do about it?

Join us as we bring community residents, educators, parents, and leaders from the non-profit, education, legal, housing, and policy sectors together to understand the challenges to integration and brainstorm solutions across sectors. Dinner to be provided, and will be covered by ticket sales.

Some very important notes:

  • Food will be served. Our community has amazing people in it; you'll enjoy it!

  • Money earned from ticket sales and donations at the event will be used to fund scholarships for Camp Common Ground youth.

  • Ticket prices range from $0 to $500, and follow a sliding scale model. Since this is a community roundtable, we want everyone to be able to attend and to pay what they can. We offer suggestions for prices.

  • This event has 2 segments. First, there will be a panel discussion. Next, there will be small break out groups during which we'll brainstorm solutions together. It's important to be present for both segments.

See this article from SFGate this year for some context: 


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