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Last month, we celebrated our 44th anniversary in the cheerful company of friends and allies. The night was filled with vivid images and ideas about the beauty and hardships involved in the fight for social justice. Inspired by the historic Caldwell/Jorgenson climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite earlier this year, we reflected on our collective journey as we climb together – one step at a time – towards the mountaintop envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Meet Alcario and Carmen Castellano, a Friend of Public Advocates couple since the 1990’s. Learn about their family and their giving to causes that make a difference. Read Debi’s interview with Alcario and Carmen.
Isabel Alegria recently joined our team as Director of Communication. She brings experience as a broadcast journalist, and more recently as a communications manager with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As you will read, Isabel also brings with her a love of music, dance and fine food.
A lot has happened since we last reported on the campaign for a Coliseum City that creates lasting benefits for low-income residents of East Oakland. A dozen groups have come together around a shared platform, and we’ve started to win, as featured in a recent East Bay Express article.
Senior Staff Attorney Angelica Jongco shares seven steps to help you analyze and impact your school district's academic and spending plan, called the Local Control Accountability Plan.