#BlackEducationMatters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA) 2022 applications open: Nominate a deserving antiracist student today!

Starting Sunday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 31st, nominations will be accepted for the 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA).  The BEMSAA organizing committee encourages educators, parents, students, and community organizers to nominate a deserving student for the award today! The Black Education Matters Student Activist Award gives recognition, support, and a $1,000 award to student leaders in Seattle/King County region who demonstrate exceptional leadership in struggles against racism—especially with an understanding of the intersections with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamaphobia, ableism, class exploitation and other forms of oppression—within their school or community. Over the past several years, over 20 Seattle Public Schools students have been honored with the award.

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!

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Online Book Forum: BLM co-founder Opal Tometi will join Brian Jones, Denisha Jones, Jesse Hagopian and Marshé Doss in conversation about making Black Lives Matter–from the streets to the classroom.

In her foreword to the new book, "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice" BLM co-founder Opal Tometi writes: "Both within classrooms and outside the school grounds, Black lives are under threat." Join us for this conversation about making Black lives matter in our schools and beyond as part of this year's Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

Announcing The 2020 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners!

Meet the new winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award! All around the nation young people are joining an uprising for Black Lives. These youth are not only rejecting police violence, but increasingly rejecting a system that allow the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many other …

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Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award!

Starting Thursday, May 14th through June 12th, 2020, nominations will be accepted for the Black Education Matters Student Activist award! The Black Education Matters Student Activist Award gives recognition, support, and a $1,000 award to student leaders in the Seattle Public Schools who demonstrate exceptional leadership in struggles against racism.