2020 has been a watershed year for DSC CA. Our last three years of diligent movement building has resulted in a transformative approach to removing police from schools all around the state.
Coupled with a statewide identity and cohesive theory of change, we met the uprisings generated by the dehumanizing murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police with incredible victories.
Our approach has been to build Black-Brown solidarity statewide around the need to center Black-led organizing and organizations. Specifically, DSC CA worked to support the Black Organizing Project’s decade-long Bettering Our School System (BOSS) Campaign, which set the goal of removing the Oakland School Police Department (OSPD) by 2020.
We simultaneously developed a “trans-local” strategy of supporting local and regional campaigns across our five regions with a shared analysis and stance on Black lives and Black-Brown solidarity.
We developed a beautiful 15-page summary of the local wins we’ve achieved in California in 2020. We invite you to download and peruse our short booklet and share it out.