April 17, 2016

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education
Office of the Board
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Dear Board Members of the Los Angeles Unified School District,

CESA (Community Education for Social Action) is a collective in the greater East Los Angeles area collaborating with working class communities to educate each other about social economic issues to gain political consciousness for social action. We work out of an autonomous community center in South Central Los Angeles which presents artistic events/workshops rooted in social justice, feminism, decolonization, and solidarity.

We are also allies of the Labor/Community Strategy Center and its Fight for the Soul of the Cities. We too are calling for President Obama to end the Department of Defense 1033 Program and other programs militarizing our schools and communities.