Oakland North is continuing with our feature. Every week, we will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Pam Allen.
Allen snapped this photo of 4th and 5th grade girls of Civicorps Elementary School on Wednesday morning. The girls are holding up signs that read “We are occupying our classroom to gain knowledge so we can make a difference and empower ourselves.”
“I’m a very active parent that was in the class this morning when the kids were asking questions and then the conversation was about creating change in their community,” Allen wrote in an e-mail. “The kids wanted to express that they are the future and so they made the signs this morning.”
If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format.