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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

P-IDEAS Committee - Parents for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at School

P-IDEAS seeks to provide mutual support to Urban parents around issues of inclusion and equity including (but not limited to) racial, economic, ability, sexuality, and gender diversity. We also aim to engage the entire community in respectful dialogue, lively activities, and insightful forums around these issues. Our ultimate goal is to support Urban’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This page is a place to share videos, articles, blogs, audio clips, podcasts, infographics and reference materials relevant to inclusion, diversity and equity for our parent body at Urban.

Race, Justice and Mindfulness

Video of W. Kamau Bell speaking at Urban

W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian, and host of the Emmy Award nominated, hit CNN docu-series, United Shades of America. He is also host of the public radio show Kamau Right Now! on KALW in San Francisco; and co-host of two podcasts, Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period and Politically Re-Active. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years."

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Video of Alicia Garza speaking at Urban

Alicia Garza is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is an organizer, writer and freedom dreamer based in Oakland, CA. In 2013, Alicia co-founded #BlackLivesMatter, an international organizing network developed after the murder of Trayvon Martin, focused on combating anti-Black racism in all of its forms.

Excerpt from Breaking The Code directed by Shakti Butler

The Mask You Live In

The trailer for the full length film that explores American masculine identity


Number of Students: 420

  • San Francisco 80%
  • Marin 10%
  • East Bay 3%
  • Peninsula/South Bay 7%

Faculty to student ratio: 1:9
Faculty with advanced degrees: 65%
Faculty of color: 35%
Average class size: 14
Students of color: 42%
Students receiving $3.72 million in tuition assistance: 29%

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