Keep Oakland Segregated? – Join SoBEO & Integrate Oakland Schools this Wednesday.

This Wednesday 7/21 at 11 AM PST, Integrate Oakland Schools and State of Black Education- Oakland (SoBEO) will be hosting part 1 of a webinar series on the history of school segregation in Oakland and where we are now. The conversation will explore enrollment rules, integration and the search for racial equity in OUSD. It will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook. Make sure to tune in and be engaged in the conversation.

The webinar will feature key voices in the community around education in Oakland including Jeremey Gormley, founder of Integrate Oakland Schools and Dirk Tillotson, ED & Founder of SoBEO and Great School Voices. Our featured guests are:

Brian Stanley – Former Executive Director of Oakland Public Education Fund

Brian is the COO and Senior VP at Energy Foundation. He is a leader in the non-profit space and former Executive Director of the Oakland Public Education Fund where he raised millions of dollars for schools across Oakland. Before that, Brian served as Director of Programs for the San Francisco Education Fund. A second generation native San Franciscan, Brian thinks the Bay Area is the best place in the world to live and has been here his entire life. After graduating from Oakland High School, he earned his undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s College of California and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills College. He currently lives in West Oakland with his wife and two sons.

Gary Yee – District 4 Director, OUSD Board of Education

Dr. Gary Yee has been an elected School Board Member of OUSD for over ten years.  He has served in various roles in public school education including OUSD Board Interim Superintendent, assistant principal and principal; and district office administrator. In higher education, has held faculty roles at Boston College, St. Mary’s College, Holy Names University, Merritt College and more.  Dr. Yee was the OUSD Board Representative to the California School Board Association (CSBA) and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS). He was elected a founding board member for the Linked Learning Alliance, published scholarly research studies and written for journals and local news sources. Dr. Yee is a life-long Oakland resident and graduate of Castlemont High School. He has two grown children, a foster daughter in college, and four grandchildren.

Please tune in for this incredible conversation on Wednesday. You can follow SoBEO on Twitter, Integrate Oakland Schools on Twitter for more education and happenings in the Oakland education community.

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