Community members came together on Thursday, March 21, for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.

The event took place at the African American Art and Culture Complex. It was hosted by SFUSD’s African American Parent Advisory Council and Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, and cosponsored by 100% College Prep, Bayview MAGIC, Black to the Future, Coleman Advocates, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, KALW, and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. About 200 parents, educators, community organizers, activists, advocates, and school officials including SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews attended.