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Are you are interested in participating in a club that creates a forum for dialogue re: issues pertaining to African American students and promoting diversity and unity among students?

If so, come and be a part of the Black Student Alliance club.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Jones or Mrs. Valentine.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Each month BSA will highlight a special person or event that has impacted the African American community and society as a whole. This month, we highlight...

 KAMALA HARRIS (1964-PRESENT)

Kamala Harris: Who She Is and What She Stands For - The New York Times

Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland California to her mother, Shyamala Gopalan an immigrant from India, and her father, Donald J. Harris an immigrant, from British Jamaica. Along with her sister Maya. After graduating from high school in 1981 she went to Howard University in Washington, D.C, a historically black college. Later, she furthered her learning career at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco California. After graduating from law school and passing the bar in 1990, she was hired as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California. In 2004, Kamala ran for district attorney of San Francisco and won 56% of the vote, becoming the first person of color elected as district attorney of San Francisco. The same year, she recruited civil rights activist Lateefah Simon to create the San Francisco Reentry Division. The program is for first time nonviolent offenders aged from 18-30, for participants whose crimes were not weapon-related or gang-related would plead guilty in exchange for sentencing and regular appearances before a judge over a twelve - eighteenth month period. The program requires the completion of up to 220 hours of community service, also obtaining a high school diploma, steady employment, parenting classes, and passing various drug tests. Harris also handled problems dealing with consumer protection, At graduation, the court would dismiss the case and expunge the graduate’s record. Also, the National Black Prosecutors Association awarded Harris the Thurgood Marshall Award. In 2010 - 2014 Kamala was the attorney general. She also was the U.S. senator from 2017-2021 of California. In 2020, Joe Biden ran against Donald Trump in the 2021 election, Biden elected Kamala to run with him to become vice president. Biden won the election making Kamala the first African American vice president. A role model to women and African Americans around the world, that’s why BSA recognizes and celebrates Kamala Harris as our person of the month.  

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Mrs. Jones
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BSA will not meet during the month of April. The next club meetings will be in-person:

Wednesday, May 5
Wednesday, May 26

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2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

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