BLACK LIVES MATTER at SCHOOL 2020 National Student Voter Toolkit

This work embodies the Black Lives Matter principle of Loving Engagement, in that it is the commitment to practice justice and liberation. We dedicate this collection itself to honor Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, who both taught us so deeply about challenging unjust systems. We offer this to acknowledge and support the efforts of The … Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER at SCHOOL 2020 National Student Voter Toolkit

A response to the Boston Police Union Attack on Black Lives Matter at School: “This is a movement for equity, inclusion, and the uplifting of Black students”

We, the organizers of the Black Lives Matter at School movement, strongly condemn the shameful attack on Boston educators launched by Boston Police Patrolmen’s Union President Michael Leary. During the first week of February, 2020, thousands of educators in over 40 cities and towns around the country organized the third annual Black Lives Matter at … Continue reading A response to the Boston Police Union Attack on Black Lives Matter at School: “This is a movement for equity, inclusion, and the uplifting of Black students”

Calling All Educators: Sign the #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool pledge today!

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the third national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action begins in schools all across the country. Educators will be teaching lessons about the 13 principles of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and teaching about intersectional Black identities and contributions to history. We have many free downloadable lessons … Continue reading Calling All Educators: Sign the #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool pledge today!

“What We Believe”: A Black Lives Matter at School Activity book. A free and downloadable classroom resource!

Thanks to stunning art and design by New York City educator Caryn Davidson, we now have an indispensable #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Activity book, "What We Believe." This resource is free and downloadable from the "lesson plan" tab under the "2020 Curriculum Resource Guide" link on the BlackLivesMatterAtSchool.com website.

Join us for a National Twitter Chat Wednesday 1/29

To kick off the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action we are hosting a twitter chat all day on Wednesday, January 29th. Beginning at 9 am/EST we will post questions related to the Week of Action. We hope to hear how you are participating this year including lesson ideas, events, challenges, and … Continue reading Join us for a National Twitter Chat Wednesday 1/29

Join the Jan. 28th National #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Live Chat: National Education Association hosts leading voices for racial justice education

Don't miss this important opportunity to hear from a leaders in the Black Lives Matter at School movement! When we fight for education justice, all students win. Join National Education Association Vice President ⁦‪@BeckyPringle‬⁩ and ⁦‪@DignityinSchool‬⁩'s Zakiya Sankara-Jabar to discuss the key principles of #BlackLivesMatteratSchool Week and how educators are getting involved ➡️ bit.ly/2GiihEw pic.twitter.com/01may9Z7cZ … Continue reading Join the Jan. 28th National #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Live Chat: National Education Association hosts leading voices for racial justice education

Announcing the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Creative Challenge Prompt: Submit your artwork to build the movement!

Black Lives Matter at School is excited to release our big creative challenge reveal! Submit your artwork today! During the 2019 Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action, we held the 2nd national student challenge with the prompt, “Schools show that Black Lives Matter When They…” and students were asked to use their creativity … Continue reading Announcing the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Creative Challenge Prompt: Submit your artwork to build the movement!

Announcing the Black Lives Matter at School 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide!

The education committee of the National Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action is excited to announce the release of the brand new 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide--free, downloadable activities, resources, and actions to challenge racism, oppression and build justice-centered classrooms. These teaching activities and lesson plans support students at every grade level and relate … Continue reading Announcing the Black Lives Matter at School 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide!

PUT YOUR COMMUNITY ON THE 2020 BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL MAP!

Is your school or community planning events for the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action? If so please take a minute to enter information about what is happening at your school or community for the Week of Action on the National Education Association's EdJustice webpage (click on the link and scroll down). … Continue reading PUT YOUR COMMUNITY ON THE 2020 BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL MAP!

Higher Education Organizing Meeting BLM@School Week of Action 2020

If you missed the Higher Education Organizing Meeting for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action 2020 please review the recording here. Higher Education Organizing Meeting 1/5/2020 You can endorse the week of action by adding your name to our sign-on statement here. Higher Education Statement of Support for 2020 Black Lives Matter … Continue reading Higher Education Organizing Meeting BLM@School Week of Action 2020

The 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action T-Shirt is Here!

The student-designed logo contest winner was designed by Fabiha Ahmed, a high school student at Bard High School in Queens. She writes: "This attributes to my school Bard High School Early College Queens and Dr. Kadison and Ms. Mary Jo Lombardo for supporting me and encouraging me to compete in this contest. I would also … Continue reading The 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action T-Shirt is Here!

Participate in the 2020 Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action Webinar Recording

We hope you will consider organizing a Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action from February 3-7, 2020. Please watch our webinar and learn more about how various cities organized their 2019 week of action. Once the 2020 curriculum is finalized by our national curriculum committee we will post it here. Join the 2020 … Continue reading Participate in the 2020 Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action Webinar Recording

2020 Week of Action T-Shirt Update

UPDATE!!!!You can now vote for our 2020 student-produced t-shirt design! The National Steering Committee selected three submissions and now we need you to vote by Saturday December 14th! We are back for 2020. Many have been asking about the old shirt design. If you don't know already, we are collecting student designs for a new … Continue reading 2020 Week of Action T-Shirt Update

Save The Date: Black Lives Matter at School Week, Feb. 3-7, 2020.

Mark your calendar! The Black Lives Matter at School national week of action will be held from February 3-7th, 2020--and educators from coast to coast are organizing to make this the biggest coordinated uprising for racial justice in the schools yet. Black Lives Matter At School is a national coalition educators, parents and students organizing … Continue reading Save The Date: Black Lives Matter at School Week, Feb. 3-7, 2020.

Video: Black Lives Matter At School–“I know my people are strong.”

We are excited to announce the release of our newly produced Black Lives Matter At School video! This short primer for the movement gets its subtitle from the words of high school student Israel Presley who says, "All I ever see is us being slaves. Why don't you ever teach me about how we fought … Continue reading Video: Black Lives Matter At School–“I know my people are strong.”

Clarifying the Movement History of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, or #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

Launch image from 2017 Black Lives Matter Week of Action, led by the Caucus of Working Educators Collected & Edited by Tamara Anderson, Ismael Jimenez, and Christopher Rogers in dialogue with Jesse Hagopian. We appreciate the mainstream press we have received this year from such widely read publications as TIME and yet find it necessary … Continue reading Clarifying the Movement History of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, or #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool