Jesse Hagopian delivers a speech at the Seattle #TeachTruth rally on June 12, 2021. Photo by Maile Anderson, posted with permission. A great movement is gaining strength to refuse to lie to kids. On January 12th, 2021, hundreds of teachers in over 40 different cities and towns joined a national day of action to #TeachTruth …
Aaron Dixon is an activist, author, and co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. Dixon traveled to Palestine to stay with Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank and learn more about their culture and their struggle for justice. Jesse Hagopian spoke to Dixon about the most recent wave of Israeli attacks on Palestine and the connection between Black people in the United States and Palestinians.
Youth dancers, poets, filmmakers, rappers, singers, and speakers will take to the stage for this year's "Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase," one of the keynote events of the 2021 Black Lives Matter at School week of action, February 1-5. This event will be held on-line from 5:30pm--7:30pm Pacific. To watch the event, visit the Facebook page for "Young, Gifted, & Black Virtual Talent Showcase"
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.
Whatever you are doing to be part of the Week of Action, we want to know about it and we hope that you put your community on the BLM at Schools movement map! Click on the link and register your community as participating.