Wednesday, Oct. 14th is George Floyd's birthday. Join Black Lives Matter at School, the WA State NAACP Youth Council, and National Educators United on October 14th at 5 pm PDT/8 pm EDT for a town hall to celebrate George Floyd’s birthday. We'll have educators, students, and activists speaking from Minneapolis, Louisville, Seattle and around the country. In addition, Black Lives Matter at School is calling on educators and families to facilitate a eight minuet and 46 second timed activity with youth asking them to write or draw about the future they want to live in.
Last week, my dad, Gerald Lenoir, released his brand new book of poetry, United States of Struggle: Police Murder in America. Gerald also released a video of one of the poems, "Ultimatum," that will knock you off your feet.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, at the White House Conference on American History, right-wing historians took aim at the Zinn Education Project, Howard Zinn, and the New York Times 1619 Project. President Trump said, “Our children are instructed from propaganda tracts, like those of Howard Zinn, that try to make students ashamed of their own history.” We can stop Trump's plan to erase the teaching of how social movements have made victories against injustice by supporting the teaching of people's history.
The popular late night comedy news show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, just ran a powerful expose on the brutality of police against students in school. As they wrote of the program, Correspondent Mike Brown gets an education from Dr. Monique Morris, Dream Cannon, Nathaniel Genene, and Jesse Hagopian in all the reasons School Resource …
Teacher and author Jesse Hagopian interviews Minneapolis student leader Nathaniel Genene about the uprising for Black lives, removing police from Minneapolis public schools, and the need to rethink schools.