SURJ Marin is calling on people across the Bay Area to demand that the name of San Rafael’s Dixie School District be changed. Established during the Civil War, the district’s first schoolhouse was built by several pro-confederacy residents who named it Dixie in defiance of those in the area who were pro-Northern. Visit the Change The Name website to learn more and add your name to the list of public supporters. Here you’ll also find suggested actions you can take — from writing a letter to the Dixie School District Board of Trustees to suggesting a new name for the school district.
Your voice is needed!
We need Marin residents to appear at upcoming Marin County Board of Supervisors’ meetings in order to ask that all of the supervisors speak out in support of the name change of the Dixie School District. Only one supervisor, Kate Sears, has offered public support so far. You can view the list of current supporters here.
Click on an event in the calendar below for full details
- Dec 15, 12noon – 4pm, Dixie Change the Name Petition Party / Cookie Exchange, RSVP here, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin (UUCM) 240 Channing Way, San Rafael
- Dec 18, 9am -10am (estimated time – actual time will be announced when the agenda is published on Dec 13th), Speak at the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in support of changing the name of the Dixie School District – sign up here!
- Jan 9, 9:30am, voice your concerns about clearing ex-Marin County sheriff’s deputy Evan Kubota’s department violations and possible reinstatement as a deputy at the Personnel Commission meeting, Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 410 B (room # may change), San Rafael. See full information on the calendar below – and sign the Change.org petition here!
- Jan 27, 3 – 4:30pm, Racial Justice Book Club meeting:
Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend by Betty Goerke, Corte Madera Library
Find news on upcoming events and actions throughout the Bay Area at SURJ Bay Area’s website!