#1: RSVP for the SILENT MARCH on April 6th.

The Silent March starts at 10:30am sharp and ends at 11:30am on March 30, 2019.

The Silent March departs from Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, in San Rafael, and ends at Vallecito Elementary School at 50 Nova Albion Way. The length of the parade is 0.6 miles on flat sidewalks.

The Silent March is a quiet walk, rain or shine. We encourage people to wear black or white. The first Silent Parade was held in 1917 in New York City to protest violence against African-Americans. It was the first mass demonstration by African-Americans in the United States. Some parade members wore all-white symbolizing the innocence of African-American victims of violence. Others wore dark suits to convey dignity, determination and solemnity.

Can’t come on March 23rd? Attend the SILENT MARCH on March 30th!

#2: Call Dixie Board of Trustees before April 16th.

Ask them to vote for the district name change at their April 16th meeting. All phone numbers were obtained from public websites on the Internet.

  • Brad Honsberger, Board President, (415) 637-3623

  • Alissa Chacko, Board Vice President, (415) 507-0650

  • Brooks Nguyen, Board Clerk, (415) 729-5121

  • Marnie Glickman, (415) 259-7121

  • Megan Hutchinson, (415) 422-2652

#3: On April 16th, attend the Dixie Board of Trustees meeting.

We expect the meeting to begin at 6:00pm at 380 Nova Albion Way in San Rafael, CA.

#4: Call State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

Thurmond’s number is (916) 319-0800. Ask him to publicly support renaming Dixie School District.

#5: Learn more

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates
How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism by Joe Pisker, Atlantic Magazine, September 4, 2018
In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
Race Counts: Marin County ranks the most racially disparate county in California by Advancement Project
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
The White Southerners Who Changed Their Views On Racism by Donna Ladd
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism  by Robin DiAngelo
White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Charged America by Margaret A. Haberman
Whose Heritage? Community Action Guide by Southern Poverty Law Center
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Why White Parents Need to Do More Than Talk to Their Kids About Racism by Margaret A. Hagerman, Time Magazine, September 4, 2018