A community learning walk held by Cabrillo High School and CFJ brought together over 45 teachers and school administrators to view the community through a cultural, symbolic, and political lens. Led by Cabrillo’s Leadership team; Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Walton, Mrs. Itson, and Ms. Rice, the vision of this community learning walk was to connect educators with the community they work with and to construct an asset-based understanding of the diverse families and the neighborhood in which Cabrillo is located.
The community learning walk allowed space to cultivate joy, for participants to have moments of deep reflection, and to hear from the voices of those that live in this community.The community learning walk is a direct move to continue the equity transformation work at Cabrillo High and to remind folks that building relationships with each other and students creates a strong community.
A teacher reflected during the closing talking circle “I have worked at Cabrillo for many years and have never walked the community, and I am happy I got to do it today, I can share the resources available with our students”.
This academic year Cabrillo’s leadership team and teachers are ready to make long lasting connections that center joy, love, imagination, community, and student voice.
“Place is about- geography-but also about memory and imagination. People make places even as places change people. Places are secured by individual and collective struggle and spirit. Place is where culture is made, where traditions and histories are kept and lost, where identities are created, tested, and reshaped over time” – Power of Place an exhibit at the The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture
Here’s a video that captured more moments from the Community Walk.
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