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.
Members of the Seattle Education Association—the union that represents Seattle’s teachers, nurses, librarians, instructional assistants, office professionals and educational support staff—voted Tuesday, September 6 to authorize a strike.
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.
State Republican Rep. Jim Walsh recently introduced HB 1807 and Republican Rep. Brad Klippert introduced HB 1886 for this legislative session — two bills designed to mandate educators lie to Washington’s students about structural racism and sexism. It’s fitting that Rep. Klippert’s bill is numbered “1886,” as that was the year a mob of white people in Seattle rounded up more than 200 Chinese people, forced them into wagons, and hauled them to Seattle docks where they were placed on ships and deported. Though 15 people were tried in court in relation to the riot — including Chief of Police William Murphy who helped the mob round up Chinese people illegally — not a single one was ever convicted of a crime.
Monday, January 31st Marks the beginning of the 5th annual national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action! Join the movement with these events and resources.