PBS News Hour Opinion: Why I am celebrating ‘Black Lives Matter at School’

Jesse Hagopian wrote this short article for the PBS News Hour about our hugely successful Black Lives Matter Week of Action. Photos by Sharon H. Chang. --- PBS News Hour Education Feb 8, 2019 7:20 PM EST I don’t think I’ve ever been emotionally moved by a robocall, but there’s a first time for everything. …

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Black Lives Matter At School Makes Educator Unions Stronger

Jesse Hagopian is a Seattle teacher, anti-racist activist and co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives who helped organize the founding actions of “Black Lives Matter at School.” He recently talked to Socialist Worker's Danny Katch about the importance of this year’s BLM at School week of action, set for February 4-8, as the initiative spreads …

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Sign Petition to Endorse 2019 Black Lives Matter At School National Week of Action!

The national Black Lives Matter At School movement has launched a petition to seek support for its upcoming 2019 week of action from February 4-8. This is a movement that began during the 2016-2017 school year in Seattle and that same year spread to Philadelphia and Rochester, NY. Last school year was the first nationally …

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A White Supremacist Murdered Two At My Supermarket: Kentucky teacher speaks out against racist violence and the school-to-prison-pipeline

In October, two Black grandparents were gunned down by a white supremacist in a Kroger supermarket in Louisville, Kentucky, sending shock waves through the Black community. The shooter was recorded on surveillance video trying to get into a predominately Black church just before the killing. Michelle Randolph, who teaches fourth grade in a school with …

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Video of Teaching for Black Lives Book Launch: “It really touched my heart more than you will ever know.”

Town Hall Seattle recently sponsored the Seattle book launch event for the new Rethinking Schools book, “Teaching for Black Lives,” at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. It was a sold out forum and turned out to be a wonderful celebration of Blackness, resistance, and pedagogy. It was a special night for all of us …

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