#BlackEducationMatters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA) 2022 applications open: Nominate a deserving antiracist student today!

Starting Sunday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 31st, nominations will be accepted for the 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA).  The BEMSAA organizing committee encourages educators, parents, students, and community organizers to nominate a deserving student for the award today! The Black Education Matters Student Activist Award gives recognition, support, and a $1,000 award to student leaders in Seattle/King County region who demonstrate exceptional leadership in struggles against racism—especially with an understanding of the intersections with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamaphobia, ableism, class exploitation and other forms of oppression—within their school or community. Over the past several years, over 20 Seattle Public Schools students have been honored with the award.

#TeachTruth: Don’t censor honest accounts of history

State Republican Rep. Jim Walsh recently introduced HB 1807 and Republican Rep. Brad Klippert introduced HB 1886 for this legislative session — two bills designed to mandate educators lie to Washington’s students about structural racism and sexism. It’s fitting that Rep. Klippert’s bill is numbered “1886,” as that was the year a mob of white people in Seattle rounded up more than 200 Chinese people, forced them into wagons, and hauled them to Seattle docks where they were placed on ships and deported. Though 15 people were tried in court in relation to the riot — including Chief of Police William Murphy who helped the mob round up Chinese people illegally — not a single one was ever convicted of a crime.

Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase: Online event (2/3/22, 6-8pm PT) for BLM at School Week

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" that will be held online, Thursday, February, 3, 2022 from 6-8pm PT.  

Save The Date: Announcing the 2022 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, Jan. 31-Feb 4th!

The Black Lives Matter at School movement is preparing to launch its 6th annual national Week of Action, from January 31st through February 4th, 2022!  Last year in the wake of the 2020 uprising, BLM at School tripled in size, with many more communities all over the country registering on the NEA's website to demonstrate …

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