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Ms. del Canto from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ethnic Studies Symposium

Help me give my students the materials they will need to complete their social justice issues project since they can't afford to buy it on their own.

  • $313 goal

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My Students

Currently, in my 9th grade Ethnic Studies class, my students are working on comprehensive research projects, where they have written a research question about social justice issues they care about. These issues range from police brutality, to environmental discrimination, to school funding/budget cuts, to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance here at school.

My students are curious and motivated individuals excited to make a real difference in their communities based on their individual interests and research.

My students need materials to present these student-driven social justice projects to improve their communities and school. My students are diving into the world of social justice advocacy and action, and need your help to continue striving for real change in Oakland. As they forge their own place and power in their communities, these projects will form the foundation of their future social justice work. Empowering our students in Oakland is of utmost importance as they face myriad issues and systems of oppression which they will have to overcome.

My Project

My students' work on this project will lay the foundation for their understanding of their own power in their communities. This project is being presented not only to all the other freshman students, but also to the rest of the school, and it's important for these students to be able to display their hard work and research in a way that makes them proud.

My students, through this project, are developing their social justice voice, and harnessing power for action.

This project is instrumental for my students to understand that they have a place and responsibility in and for their communities. Moreover, that their voices matter​ and their interests and analysis of the world around them are valid.

Ms. del Canto
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Tri-Fold Presentation Board, White, 48" x 36", 24 Boards • Amazon Business $55.32 2 $110.64
Complete Acrylic Paint Set – 24х Rich Pigment Colors – 12x Art Brushes with Bonus Paint Art Knife & Sponge – for Painting Canvas, Clay, Ceramic & Crafts, Non-Toxic & Quick Dry – for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
AmazonBasics Letter Size Laminating Pouch 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
Royal Brites Poster Board White, 22 x 28 Inches, 50-Sheet Case (24301) • Amazon Business $22.74 1 $22.74
Sharpie 38250PP Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.18 2 $12.36

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