Green Sunday, August 14th, 5:00 pm:  Privatization in Oakland: the Port and the Schools  

John Fisher, son of the late Donald Fisher (of The Gap and related corporate wealth), personifies the connections between these two struggles.  Not only is Fisher (the younger), principal owner of the A’s, pushing for the gentrification grab at the Howard Terminal, but he is a major force in the push for charter schools. not only in Oakland, but nationally, through the Kipp Schools network.  

Given the continuing struggles on both fronts, with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) / Oakland Police Department (OPD) repressive actions at the Parker Liberation School this week, and more protest about the Howard Terminal project, despite the votes of the city council, it is important to revisit these critical issues and the broader corporate politics involved.

Jack Gerson is a retired Oakland teacher who writes on and analyzes  issues related to education, politics, public health and the pandemic.  Before retiring, he was on the executive board and bargaining team of the Oakland teachers union (OEA).  Among other things, he helped organize OEA’s campaign to bail out schools not banks and end foreclosures, and the Occupy Oakland education committee’s 18 day occupation of Lakeview Elementary in 2012 to protest school closures.

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

August 14th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm  Via Zoom: please see access info below 

Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows at 7:00 pm, after a 30-minute break. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.

Topic: Green Party of Alameda County

Description: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM 

(Followed by County Council business meeting at 7:00. All are welcome to attend) 

Time: August 14, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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