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A celebration of peace and harmony in Oakland

Parents at Manzanita Community School and Manzanita SEED organized an event today to celebrate their community, call for peace and welcome the area’s community police officers. Here are some clips of the neighborhood walk, which began on East 27th Street and 26th Avenue in East Oakland. (Note: In the confusion of the moment, I neglected to get the name of the teacher and guitar player who provides the soundtrack! Anyone?)

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • cheuy_leuy

    1. Anti-Gang Injunctions:

    http://oaklandlocal.com/article/testimony-resumes-oakland-gang-injunctions-case-analysis

    2. New OUSD Task Force on Latino Boys’ Achievement:

    http://www.baycitizen.org/education/story/study-latinos-oakland-vulnerable/#comments

    Other than that everything going very well smooth. March along the Merry way….

    Good job everybody!!!

  • livegreen

    Its nice to see students, teachers, OPD PSO Officers, and City Councilmembers in the video all walking together. I have seen OPD and OUSD PD Officers come to various schools and community events. (Unlike the gang lawyers or OEA would like us to think).

  • J.R.

    This was absolutely terrific, a wonderful time and we need more of this!

  • Ms. J.

    That’s Tom Mayock. I don’t know if this still happens, but when I was at SEED he and Dale Eilers led the singing at assemblies every Monday. He sang in Spanish and in English; she stood alongside him and taught the whole school the signs for the songs. It was a wonderful way to start the week. Dale, by the way, was one of the four finalists for Oakland Teacher of the Year last year, and received a pink slip last weekend. Tom taught a group of children music after school; he probably still does. I am proud that I taught with them for three years.