On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, neighborhood Dely Rey residents held a protest against the CWC Mar Vista co-location on the Stoner Avenue Elementary School campus. The issues ranged from traffic and safety to segregation, competition for resources and unequal conditions on campus.
The new, separate CWC entrance quite literally was separate and unequal access to education on the same campus.
The video below, What's in Gate?, was produced from this protest.
My favorite part is 3:34, where a CWC parent describes the situation as a "tree that's dying and the strangler grows around it" and "eventually the rotting one goes away."
Our school and our community are not dying trees. We will remove any strangling vines from the root so that our tree can flourish. We are alive and well, thank you very much.