Educators for Black Sanctuary (2020)

Melanie Cervantes
Formatted 13″ x 19″ print separation, June 2020

Design created for Educators for Black Sanctuary in support of Black Organizing Project’s George Floyd Resolution

From Black Organizing Project’s website: 

Approval by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 1920-0260 –
George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate the Oakland Schools Police Department.

The Oakland Unified School District employees its own police force. The Oakland Schools Police Department includes both sworn officers and non-sworn employees such as school safety officers. Discussion The proposed resolution would eliminate the Department and the sworn officers. It would direct the Superintendent to reallocate funds previously used for sworn police officers toward student support positions such as school-based social workers, psychologists, restorative justice practitioners, or other mental or behavioral health professionals, as the budget supports, to meet the needs of students.

It would also direct the Superintendent to launch, by no later than July 17, 2020, an inclusive, community-driven process – involving parents,
students, teachers, school administrators, student support staff, the Black Organizing Project, and other community partners – for
completing a revised District safety plan with strategies for enhancing student learning, safety, and well-being within the District. Click the link above to learn more.