We all know that the next generation can speak for itself.

That fact was made crystal clear in 2020 when, for weeks, protests, rallies and demonstrations popped all across Marin in support of Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of the killings of George FloydAhmed ArberyBreonna TaylorRayshard Brooks, among many others.

“The young people who are out there in the streets are not a product of the last several months, they are a product of the last many years where we’ve seen these particular sets of issues,” Walter Turner, professor and chairman of the social sciences department at College of Marin, told the Marin Independent Journal at the time. The move sparked a five-hour City Council meeting that saw councilmembers dive deeply into an array of recommendations directly from the community and committing to a range of next steps, including turning that statement into a resolution.

They went much further, creating an annual Diversity Day at Tam High that seeks to “celebrate our diverse Tam community! It’s a day to start conversations with new people, learn about student clubs, enjoy performances by student bands, and participate in community art projects. Ethnic food and goods from local BIPOC businesses will be available to purchase, so join us for a fun-filled day and let’s get to know each other!”

The event is set for Saturday, April 23, at the Tam High football field from 1-4pm.