Shana Brings Community Together Around School Name Change

As Chair of the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission, Shana worked with school district leaders to advocate for the name change of Serra High School (now Canyon Hills High School), and the engagement of indigenous leaders in the process, in recognition of the slavery, racism, and genocide perpetuated by its namesake. “When our public schools are named after individuals who advanced slavery, systemic racism, and genocide and we allow those names to remain on school property, we implicitly endorse their values as our own. This is no longer acceptable.”

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