Katharine Davies Samway grew up in England, but has lived in the U.S. for over 40 years, 30 of them in Oakland. She is an educator, researcher, and writer.
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Stories by Katharine Davies
OUSD supports Arab American studies, but CA Dept of Education may cut it out of the Ethnic Studies curriculum.
I left the demonstration/funeral procession feeling more hopeful than usual. Maybe all of these demonstrations around the country, from the Bay Area to small towns[Read more]
30-40% of permanent OPL staff members have been working on disaster service work during the pandemic.
Two months into schools being closed, three East Oakland teachers say some students have yet to have internet access during this time, and how many[Read more]
It’s 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Oakland and neighbors are gathering for a quickly-arranged concert on their street. People sit and stand on their[Read more]
A Palestinian Nakba commemoration/demonstration was held on May 15 outside the Israeli consulate in San Francisco. Over 1,000 Palestine supporters turned out to mark the[Read more]
“Happy birthday, dear Ahed, happy birthday to you!” sings a crowd of over 100 people that has gathered outside the Ronald Dellums Federal Building in[Read more]
Getting to Know Each Other: About 10 people have already gathered when I arrive on a cool and sunny Saturday morning at Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana[Read more]
It’s about 3:45 p.m. on a recent Sunday when I arrive at Reem’s, a bakery and café near the Fruitvale BART station that sells[Read more]
Why do some people become peace and justice activists, when other people who grew up in the same environment don’t? This question has intrigued me[Read more]