today Archive: 04/2020
A Journey of Civic Change in Sacramento City Unified: From Pockets of Change to Systems of Opportunity
When we think of social justice movements, we have a tendency to gravitate towards scenes of people taking to the streets and marching. We fall in love with the iconic images of historic figures such as Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis and the list goes on. We seldom consider classrooms serving as foundational pillars of social change. Here at the University of California Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S), we believe change begins in the classroom, and educators and their students are the true conductors of change and transformation within their neighborhoods.
One of the most important components of the Y-PLAN process is the Site Visit and Neighborhood Walk. Earlier this year, Y-PLAN site visits were in full force with at least one happening every week. One of our first field trips in February was the Skyline High School, Green Academy field trip in Oakland, CA.