Announcing The 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award Winners

Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong are the 2022 winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Awards (BEMSAA) for their exceptional organizing for Black lives. They were awarded $1,000 each, and join an impressive list of Seattle student activists who preceded them for the annual prize.

Announcing The 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award Winners

Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong are the 2022 winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Awards (BEMSAA) for their exceptional organizing for Black lives. They were awarded $1,000 each, and join an impressive list of Seattle student activists who preceded them for the annual prize.

Meet Mia Dabney, Aneesa Roidad, & KyRi Miller–2021 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners!

KyRi Miller, Aneesa Roidad, and Mia Dabney are the 2021 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners--find out how they are changing the world!

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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Honoring Black Student Activists

By Cindy Long This article was originally published in the NEA Today. In the summer of 2017, Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old black woman was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in her home as her three young children looked on. Lyles, who had called the police to report a burglary, reportedly suffered …

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