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SSD participates in City of Sunnyvale’s United Against Hate vigil

Sunnyvale School District joined the City of Sunnyvale’s Solidarity Vigil Against Hate along with other community organizations, leaders, and residents to show Sunnyvale’s commitment to unity on Nov. 15th.

The City of Sunnyvale stated that “Sunnyvale stands in solidarity with dozens of other Bay Area communities for United Against Hate Week (Nov. 13-19). This week reaffirms our commitment to stand against racism, bigotry, and intolerance.”

An estimated 100-120 people attended, including SSD’s Superintendent Michael Gallagher, Chief Teaching and Learning Officer Tasha Dean, Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Nishihara, and Board President Bridget Watson.

“We share your commitment to creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and safety for everyone. The development of this culture is part of the promise of public education, and we, as a school district, must build and nurture it together with the wider community,” Watson said to the crowd. “We look forward to working together with all of you to build a better Sunnyvale – free of hate, and full of joy.”

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