On January 20th, young people from Youth Together, BAY PEACE, AYPAL, All City Council, and other organizations came together under the banner of #TownYouthRising to protest not only Donald Trump, but the actions he’s taking to privatize education through nominating Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
Students began the grass roots organizing effort last year, after seeing Donald Trump elected as President. organized from a plethora of schools, both public and charter, and marched from as far east as Alternatives in Action High School in East Oakland to attend the action. Students then traveled to other school sites to gather other students and staff to join in with the action.
As many as 1,500 students, parents, and community members participated in the action overall, coming from Oakland, Berkeley, and some even from San Francisco.