The vision of Central Valley Movement Building is to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline (including no cops on campus) with an active engagement of students as decision makers and number one in educational outcomes.


Coordinating Team

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Dolores Huerta  Foundation

Creates networks of healthy, organized communities pursuing social justice through systematic and structural transformation.

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BLACK PARALLEL SCHOOL BOARD

Work to support the educational growth and achievement of black students by monitoring all educational activities and programs of  school districts to ensure that they are compatible with the needs of all students


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Father and Families of San Joaquin

Promotes the cultural, spiritual, economic and social renewal of the most vulnerable families in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley.

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Center for Multicultural Cooperation

Focuses on producing outcomes for social justice that empower, revitalize and transform communities. We aim to create a new generation of informed, skilled and creative leaders who harness the power of media to express their public voice, preserve the community’s legacy and create positive social change.


History

Tenets of the Central Valley Movement Building

  1. Founded on the Principles of Engagement

  2. Building a Central Valley Communication network

  3. Supporting and expanding communities organizing networks

  4. Sharing resources and experiences within and between communities in need

  5. Using a Five Year strategy for building a movement in the Central Valley

  6. Speaking with one voice, but with many actions

  7. Supporting students and parents to be leaders and organizers in the communities


Principles of Engagement

  • We will prioritize working with base building groups that are organizing those most impacted and marginalized by school push out and criminalization.

  • We understands the importance of working with groups that engage with students, parents and community members through service, advocacy, cultural work and healing. However, those groups have to be willing to challenge the systems structure that are accountable for the practices that have contributed to the school-to-prison pipeline.

  • Our capacity building work is centered on supporting local work around school discipline with a vision towards the following larger goals: a.) Ending racial and other structural disparities; b.) Redefining public safety; c.) Ending mass incarceration and criminalization; and d.) Breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

  • There has to be a mutual interest in working together. There is no hidden agenda but a strong belief that in order to make real impact in California we need strong local organizing and a statewide vision that is rooted in real relationships across our regions and districts.

  • We are committed to working together in a way that does not create dependence on expertise outside the region but helps build connections to people, information and resources that build capacity of leadership within the region.