#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool is a National Uprising for Racial Justice

by Jesse Hagopian Educators in America know all too well that the school-to-prison pipeline is not just a political catchphrase. Those who work with students of color know this pipeline is as real as any other.   “It extends across this country,” says Seattle educator, attorney, and organizer Nikkita Oliver. This is why from February …

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Solidarity with Black Lives Matter at School Week: Nationally Renowned Antiracist Activists, Artists, Academics, Authors, and Athletes Speak Out!

We, the undersigned, are writing in support of a new uprising for racial justice that is being organized by educators around the country who have declared February 5-9, 2018, “Black Lives Matter at School Week.” Many thousands of educators will be wearing shirts to school that say, “Black Lives Matter at School” and will teach …

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“When Bennett and Kaep are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!”

https://vimeo.com/234256613 Video of Jesse Hagopian addressing the rally for Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick On Sunday, September 17th, before the Seattle Seahawks first home game against the San Francisco ‘49ers, organizers from the NAACP and the Social Equality Educators (SEE) sponsored a rally in support of ex ‘49er Colin Kaeprnick and Seahawk Michael Bennett. The …

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Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 19th, 2017 Contact:  Social Equality Educators, or Jesse Hagopian: Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday, join 5pm rally Charleena, a pregnant mother of four, was shot and killed by Seattle police in front of her kids Educators say a …

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Turning Pain Into Power: 2017 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners

It was one of the most triumphant days of my life. Thursday, June 15th was a day when I took the most painful moment in my life and used it to produce one of the most joyous days of my life. This was the day I had the honor to present the Black Education Matters …

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