This Week with Change - August 2, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News 

The school to prison pipeline “just got a little shorter in Riverside County thanks to an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit, and local education activist Corey Jackson.” Congratulations again to Jackson’s organization Sigma Beta Xi, Inc. for the historic settlement against Riverside County, who agreed to put an end to referring youth to its harmful voluntary probation program for adolescent behavior. 

If passed, Assembly Bill 375 will remove the time limit for crime victims to apply for support through the California victim compensation program, increasing access to this live saving program for survivors across the state. Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Network member Tamara Suguitan, a crime survivor herself, recently penned a powerful op-ed about how the program helped her on her path to healing. LA Daily News

In Community:

We are proud to support The Umoja African Festival, the Bay Area’s largest free event celebrating the African diaspora, happening August 17 at Lowell Park in Oakland. The annual music and culture festival is a full day of live music and dancing, interactive and experiential artists, and marketplace of curated artisan and food booths representing a wide array of different regions of Africa. 

Coming Up:

We can’t wait for the Gameheads 5th Annual Student Showcase, back on August 24 at Esports Arena: Oakland. RSVP today and while you wait to try out the games that Gameheads students have been working hard on all summer, check out Polygon’s profile on the organization.

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