I am beyond excited to join my dad, Gerald Lenoir, in an online conversation about the struggle for racial justice in the schools during the COVID era on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7pm EST/4pm PST. From racial justice in schools during COVID, to the fight led by teachers’ unions to ensure safe school re-openings, and the role unions can play in broader social justice struggles, will will have a lot to talk about.
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.
Black Lives Matter at School has a new anthem for the movement! The middle school duo from Seattle, Triple S (South Seattle Swagger)--Mc's Freeze 32 and Gucci Grape--is officially releasing their new track titled, "False Knowledge," fuel the struggle for Ethnic Studies and Black Studies. As Triple S wrote about the song, "This track is a runaway enslaved African from the master(narrative)."
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.