"'Black Lives Matter at School' is an essential resource for all those seeking to build an antiracist school system." —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
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.
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 …
Our world is literally on fire--whether it's the climate change fueled fires in California or the police terror fulled fires from the uprising for Black lives--and educators have a special responsibility in this era to help students make sense of the these realities and empower them to help make collective change. With school starting back, now is a good time to check out this video, hosted by Dr. Lisa Delpit, on "Teaching When The World Is On Fire."
Calling all educators, parents, students, and antiracist community organizers: We call on you to join the Black Lives Matter at School new initiative, the “Year of Purpose”—a national program that calls on educators (and parents educating their kids at home) to answer reflection questions about developing their antiracist pedagogy and join in a day of action every month of the school year.