BAMN

Scenes from a Sit-In

On March 28, 2012, BAMN led a sit-in at the Oakland School Board meeting demanding they rescind the closing of 5 elementary schools.

By the end of the night, ten of us were arrested and we got out our message to the media. We fired the opening shot in the fight to save Oakland’s schools.

Links to TV news coverage:
KTVU Channel 2 (includes footage of arrests)Day 1   Day 2
KRON Channel 4:  Story
KPIX Channel 5:  Story
KGO Channel 7:   Story
Univision Channel 14:  Story

STATEMENTS TO SCHOOL BOARD:

Oakland student and parent

UC-Berkeley student and BAMN organizer Stephanie Hoang

UC-Berkeley student and BAMN organizer Matt Williams

Oakland parent

Clifton Harrison, grandparent of Lakeview Elementary students

BAMN organizer Caroline Wong

TAKING OVER THE MEETING

SPEECHES FROM SIT-IN

Clifton Harrison, grandparent of Lakeview Elementary students

Cora, Lakeview Elementary student

Oakland teacher and BAMN organizer Mark Airgood

UC-Berkeley student and BAMN organizer Matt Williams

BAMN organizer and attorney Monica Smith

Skyline High School student and BAMN organizer Steven Wong

Oakland teacher and BAMN organizer Tania Kappner

Berkeley teacher and BAMN organizer Yvette Felarca

Yvette Felarca on the strategy that can stop the school closings

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