The Silent March starts at 10:30am sharp and ends at 11:15am on March 23, 2019.
The Silent March departs from Miller Creek Middle School, 2255 Las Gallinas Ave, and ends at Mary E. Silveira Elementary School, 375 Blackstone Drive. The length of the parade is 0.7 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 by March 19th.
Ask them to vote for Live Oak Valley Elementary (LOVE) School District on March 19, 2019. 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: Call Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke by March 25.
Only if you live in Dixie School District:
Call (415) 491-6605.
Leave your comments online at http://bit.ly/dixiename.
Take a moment to compose your response. We suggest that you clearly state your name and city along with your desire to have the name changed.
#4: Call State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
Thurmond’s number is (916) 319-0800. Ask him to publicly support renaming Dixie to Live Oak Valley Elementary (LOVE) School District by March 19, 2019.
#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