You don’t want to miss this event!
To help celebrate the 5th annual Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, youth in Seattle have taken up organizing a “Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase“–held online, Thursday, February, 3, 2022 from 6-8pm PT.
Here is the announcement and links to join this special event.
Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase
The NAACP Youth Coalition (N-YC), Washington Ethnic Studies Now, The Root of Our Youth, Puget Sound Blacks Lives Matter, and Schools Seattle Deserves (SSD) are proud to co-sponsor this year’s “Young, Gifted, & Black”, the keynote event of the 2022 Black Lives Matter at School week January 31-February 4.
Centering the creative and intellectual brilliance of African-American students throughout Seattle Public Schools and nearby districts, these youth–dancers, poets, filmmakers, singers, speakers, and more–follow in the footsteps of Nina Simone.
Many considered her 1969 song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, dedicated to the late Lorraine Hansberry, to be an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. These students today carry on the tradition of her and other civil rights activists by making the case for how to uproot institutional racism in education!