Pecolia Manigo is a leader in the Reparations for Black Students campaign, which is at the forefront of stopping school closures, getting police out of schools, and reimagining public education for Black students. She began her trajectory as an education justice organizer when she started advocating as a youth well over a decade ago. As someone who has been at the lead of advocating for families, she knows the school district’s history and context, and she has concrete solutions to the issues that plague OUSD. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), where she uses her expertise on OUSD policy, local and countywide school budgeting, education privatization, parent engagement, and education advocacy. She is a mother of three OUSD students, one of whom graduated and is now in college.