interGeneration400-a celebration of #BlackLives and Black history on 2/1 @ 8am-6pm in the César E. Chávez Student Center
In his book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writes, "Are we more concerned with the size, power and wealth of our society or with creating a more just society? The failure to pursue justice is not only moral default...To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it." Dr. Martin Luther King's words are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago. In a world abundant in riches and resources, the disparity in racial, social, and economic justice continues to permeate every facet of society. This year we bring focus to Dr. King's vision for equity.
Join us in this year's celebration which includes inspirational performances by Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, and Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Comments will be made by the Honorable Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative for California's 13th District; and David Lai from the King Institute at Stanford University.
Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building
401 Highland Ave, Piedmont CA 94611
Each year, we award grants to teachers, staff, and high school students of the Piedmont Unified School District for projects that advance the mission of the PADC. In 2019-20, PADC awarded $ 6355 in grants from money that was generated through fundraising and generous donations from community supporters. We are enthusiastic about all of the great work being done across the PUSD schools! These are the projects and events that received funding this year:
"How to Meme Responsibly"-a parent education night on 11/12 @ 7-8:30 in the Piedmont Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
You are invited to the annual PADC Fall Happy Hour!
Friday, October 18th from 6:00-8:30 PM at Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack
4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
Come meet PADC leaders and members, neighbors, and friends to hear about what we do in the community and for our schools. Wine and snacks will be provided. Let us know if you’ll be attending this free community event with this RSVP link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/padc-fall-2019-happy-hour-1018…
Share with friends and family-the more the merrier! Hope to see you there!
Chinatown Rising is a documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960's-1980's rattled the once quiet streets during the community's shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change.
Chinatown Rising is playing at the Piedmont Theater Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets and details can be found at: chinatownrising.com/screenings. The screening follows with a Q and A session with Co-Directors/Co-Producers Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck.
Congratulations to the following PADC 2018-2019 grant recipients!
Each year, we award grants to teachers, staff, and high school students of the Piedmont Unified School District for projects that advance the mission of the PADC. In 2018-19, PADC awarded over $ 7,700 in grants from money that was generated through fundraising and generous donations from community supporters. These are the projects and events that received funding this year:
We encourage innovative approaches that engage students in interactive projects and welcome projects with the potential for long-term impact on large segments of students and our community. We also invite high school students to work jointly with teachers and administrative staff for submitting grant applications. Those interested in applying should complete the application form online at the link below, or submit a pdf version of your application to the grants coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 7, 2019
Dear Police Chief Bowers, Superintendent Booker, and members of the School Board and City Council,
A number of PADC representatives were able to attend the school board/city council meeting on April 22nd where the updated Tobacco Cessation Grant was presented. We feel that there are several aspects to this modified grant that more fully incorporate the concerns expressed by many members of the Piedmont community. Specifically, the updated grant application now includes:
In terms of next steps, several community members (including some PADC members) have indicated that they would appreciate being a part of the implementation/evaluation of the program, and thus we are requesting that community members be an active part of this process. The community’s interest and deep concern around this program should be addressed by providing some clear and concrete mechanism for community oversight and feedback over the 3 years of the grant, providing necessary transparency.
Overall, we appreciate that the School Board considered the concerns of the community, and that Chief Bowers and Superintendent Booker worked to incorporate these concerns into a plan that is more likely to achieve intended outcomes. We look forward to continuing to partner with the city and the schools to make sure our schools and community provide a safe and inclusive environment and a transparent process.
David Gard PADC Co-President
Tonda Case PADC Co-President
PADC Executive Board
UPDATE: Event cancelled due to extenuating circumstances- Free Unity in Community Festival on 5/5 @ 12-2:30 pm @ Havens Field
The Millennium and Piedmont High schools, in partnership with PADC, are pleased to present the Unity in Community Festival on Sunday, May 5, from 12-2:30 pm at Havens Field. This student led event, which promotes empathy and inclusiveness, includes interactive booths and performers. Come join the fun!
To promote and practice inclusiveness, foster an appreciation of differences, and raise global awareness within Piedmont and surrounding communities.