A Conversation with Dr. Charles Cole

By Jumoke Hinton I’m grateful for the words of Dr. Charles Cole, III and the life he leads! Our conversation was heartfelt and powerful. We’ve broken down the session and will share some Dr. Cole gems from our conversation throughout our SoBEO Repurposing OUSD Lands for Housing campaign. I had the opportunity to sit with…


Secret (and Illegal?) Meetings, No Instructors, A Forced Conversion? and No Answers—What the F is Happening at Oakland’s Reach Institute

The Reach Institute is one of Oakland’s most effective leadership development programs, cultivating and providing some of the most important educators the region.  It is a local resource, with local leadership and catering to local talent.  Or at least it was. Monumental changes are taking place, at a speed only rivalled by the Barrett confirmation…


Beyond ‘Nice White Parents’ A Conversation on Privilege, Power and School Equity

Did you listen to “Nice White Parents” on Serial, did it get you thinking, we have Ep. 5’s featured guest Miriam Nunberg folks from Integrated Schools Community Equity Allies for OUSD SoBE Oakland Teens Take Charge NYC talking NYC, Oakland and beyond, join us on wed for a great discussion of privilege, power, and equity


Access Denied Ep. 13: He Proved there was a “Digital Divide”, and He’s Still Fighting It (ft. Larry Irving)

Watch the show here THIS WEEK IS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK. We are closing off this amazing week with our livestream, discussing the #DigitalDivide and solutions to close it. Share this video today with #DIW2020 and raise awareness, tag your local elected officials, tag the Federal Communication Commission, and tag your Congressperson! Get active! Get heard! …


Youth Activism Through Art

FIA + OSA Voting Poster Contest Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) visual arts students and educators partnered with FIA on a voting poster contest. There are many ways to show leadership and make an impact in the 2020 election, even if you’re not eligible to vote! These talented young activists are making their voices…