In 'Homeroom,' Oakland Students Organize To End Policing In Schools & Increase Support Services
On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing 'Homeroom,' a new documentary that follows Oakland High School’s Class of 2020 as students confront an unprecedented year.
Students faced anxiety over college applications and growing uncertainty from a rapidly developing pandemic. They also organized to eliminate their school district’s police force and fund social services as the nation was also demanding police reform. How has the pandemic changed high school students’ social, academic and personal lives?
Peter Nicks, Emmy-award winning director and cinematographer at Open'Hood whose films include 'The Waiting Room,' 'The Force' and 'Homeroom'
Denilson Garibo, Oakland High School 2020 graduate and former Student Director of the All City Council at Oakland High School
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