Black Lives Matter in Our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy

First published in TruthOut.org Empowering Black students to become change makers is a key goal of the book, Teaching for Black Lives. Editors Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian and Wayne Au have assembled a cogent group of essays that offer the opportunity for developing an anti-racist pedagogy. Truthout interviewed one of the editors, Jesse Hagopian, who …

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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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Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week

Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week Today, educators in Philadelphia are launching the Black Lives Matter week of action, continuing to build the Black Lives Matter At School movement that has now reached school districts across the country. During this week-long campaign, teachers will dedicate more instructional time to issues of racial …

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Thousands of Seattle teachers wore Black Lives Matter shirts to school. Here’s what it looked like.

The #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool event in Seattle yesterday was breathtaking. Never before in the country has an entire district of educators risen up to declare that Black lives matter. It's hard to even put into words the power of this event. It has been reported that 2,000 teachers wore Black Lives Matter shirts to school across the …

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