Activist Kerry Peirson Blows Whistle on Marin County’s Dixie School District


Kerry Peirson, a native of North Oakland, South Berkeley, Washington and LeConte Elementary. Willard Jr. High and  ’66 graduate of El Cerrito High, has community activist roots that began to stir while attending UC Berkeley after a two-year stint in the military.

Completing his academics at Howard University in Journalism, Peirson’s evolution into advocacy was fine tuned.  He  worked for CBS Television in Washington DC, and the Washington Post before returning to Marin County in 1982.

Despite his educational background and experience, Peirson was unable to find work in Marin for years, which motivated him to social activism, where he spent the next 10 years studying political systems, criminal justice and educational advocacy groups to help minorities and…

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