To: Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees

Remove Johnny Rebel Confederate Symbols From Orange County Schools

Remove Johnny Rebel Confederate Symbols From Orange County Schools

Replace the confederate soldier mascot for Savannah High School in Anaheim, California.

Why is this important?

Although the confederacy is an important part of American history that should not be forgotten, Johnny Rebel symbolizes racism and should not be a forefront figure of any public institution. Even more, the school was aptly named Savannah and the combination of Johnny Rebel with a prominent Southern city is a testament to the conditions that allowed racism to thrive. Our nation has matured and our public schools should not be an institution holding onto times and hatred long foregone. Our schools should evoke symbols of progress, of inclusion, of acceptance; not of hate and discrimination.

Anaheim, CA, United States

Updates

2017-11-02 21:35:09 -0700

The youth stood strong at the board of trustees meeting today. There will be a decision hearing on Monday, November 6th. Please show up and support our youth if you can!

2017-10-26 16:36:28 -0700

There will be a school district board of trustees meeting on November 2, 2017 from 2pm-6pm at the District Campus Board Room, 501 North Crescent Way, Anaheim, CA 92801. If anyone can attend in support of this campaign, Thank You. You will be supporting our youth that are the leaders of this campaign.