For the first time Imagine Black, formerly known as PAALF, a Black-led organization that advocates for racial equity in Oregon, is endorsing candidates who are running for the School Board and Special Districts Election in Oregon.
The nonprofit is endorsing candidates who have promised to not accept any police-affiliated endorsements or funding. These candidates include incumbent Robyn Stowers, Jasia Mosley, Erica Fuller, Jaime Cale, and Tai Harden-Moore.
Each candidate has a specific vision to create a more equitable school system that includes the voices and perspectives of black students, families, and community members. These priorities range from a curriculum that reflects the history of Black, brown, and Indigenous people and culture to hiring more teachers of color.
KBOO’s Claire Rischiotto spoke with Robyn Stowers, Jasia Mosley, Erica Fuller, and Jaime Cale.
Ballots must be returned to an official drop off site by Tuesday, May 18th.