In celebration of Black History Month, we have opened a new on-line “Legalize Black History” store--with more products than the previous one--and are offering a 20% discount on all appeal and school supplies! The new online Legalize Black History store features t-shirts and merch, some with the classic design, some messages specifically for Florida educators, and others for educators all over the country. Our demand to legalize Black history is particularly urgent since Florida banned the new AP African American Studies course and has passed a law stipulating that teachers caught with banned books—related to Black history or the queer experience—face “up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine…a third-degree felony.”
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!
If you oppose the attack on truth, Black history, and intersectional Black identities, join the Black Lives Matter at School movement. Check out the Save The Date call for upcoming BLM at School planning meetings to prepare for the annual Week of Action from February 6-10.
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.
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.