Everyone should celebrate Black history month—and with the new “Legalize Black History” (TM) shirt and merch, you can send that powerful message this year! The proceeds will go to supporting the youth winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award, as well as supporting the writing of a forthcoming book about the struggle to stop the banning of Black history. With Florida's recent banning of AP African American Studies, this movement is urgent. Let’s build a world where everyone’s history is not only legal but celebrated!
The national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action from February 6-10 is fast approaching. Here's how you can support and join the movement!
On June 11-12, 2022, educators, parents, students, and community organizers are set to hold rallies in dozens of cities and towns throughout the country — from Alaska to Florida — with one clear demand: Teach the truth. Here's what you need to know about the movement for honesty about structural racism and oppression in education.
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.
As a kickoff to the 2021-2022 "Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose," we call on you to join a National Day of Action to #TeachTruth about structural racism and oppression on Thursday, October 14, 2021--George Floyd's birthday.