Going “Black to School” With Counselors Not Cops!: An interview on the victory for #PoliceFreeSchools with Minneapolis student leader Nathaniel Genene

Teacher and author Jesse Hagopian interviews Minneapolis student leader Nathaniel Genene about the uprising for Black lives, removing police from Minneapolis public schools, and the need to rethink schools.

People’s Historians Online– Mini-Classes with Jeanne Theoharis and Jesse Hagopian in April: 1) Rebellious Rosa Parks; 2) Young People in the Civil Rights Movement; 3) Civil Rights Movement Outside the South

I'm excited to announce that I will be joining the great people's historian, Jeanne Theoharis for a series of racial and social justice online courses for the first three Fridays in April. I first began working with Professor Theoharis last school year when she contacted me about partnering with the Black Student Union at my …

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Meet the 2019 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” winners: Youth leaders of an uprising for racial justice!

At the first NAACP Youth Coalition Racial Justice Conference on Saturday, ethnic studies teacher Jesse Hagopian and Superbowl champion/bestselling author Michael Bennett presented the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA) to three of the most dynamic and powerful changemaking youth in Seattle. The 2019 BEMSAA award winners are: Rena Mateja Walker Burr, Cleveland High …

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Seattle Students: Apply today for the 2019 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award

It’s time to nominate your favorite Seattle based anti-racist student activist for the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA). Seattle Public School students  (or advocates on their behalf) can apply for the Award by filling out this application.  Applications for the 2019 award are due by May 10th and award winners will be announced …

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Announcing The 2018 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners

This year's Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners have received their prizes! Starting an award for young racial justice activists has been one of the best things I have ever done. Getting to give each young changemaker $1,000, public recognition, networking with their peers, and the opportunity to collaborate with four time NFL Pro …

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