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.”
Mark your calendar! The Black Lives Matter at School action this school-year will be held from February 4-8th, 2019. Black Lives Matter At School is a national committee educators organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, parents, students, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first … Continue reading Save The Date: BLM At School National Week of Action, 2019, Feb 4th-8th
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating migrant children from their families at the boarder is cruel and inhuman. The U.S. government has admitted to separating 2,700 children from their families and a recent Health and Human Services report indicates that there could even be thousands more. This gross injustice has prompted the national … Continue reading Solidarity With Migrant Families: Join the February 17th teach-in at the border against Child Detention!
The Black Lives Matter at School Coalition stands in solidarity with all Denver educators and school support personnel who go on strike today, Monday, February 11th. Teachers across the country have continued to demonstrate that they cannot be expected to serve children and their families well when they do not earn enough money to take … Continue reading BLM@Schools in Solidarity with Denver Educators on Strike!
Dear Black Lives Matter at School Family, On behalf of the Black Lives Matter at School Coalition we are writing to thank everyone for a powerful week of action from coast to coast. Because of the bravery and tenacity of many thousands of educators, students, parents, activists, and organizers, BLM@School week was bigger and more … Continue reading Thank You To Everyone Who Made BLM@School A National Success!
Black Lives Matter At School is excited to announce the livestreaming of the sold out Schomburg Center event tonight, Friday, February 8th, titled, "Making Black Lives Matter in New York City Schools." The event will be held from 6pm--8pm Eastern. We encourage educators, students, parents, and everyone concerned with racial justice to watch this important … Continue reading Livestream Black Lives Matter At School: Schomburg Center presents Nikole Hannah-Jones, José Vilson, Xoya David, Joshua Brown–6pm EST
What Does Public Education Have Against Black Teachers? You may think this is an exaggeration, but an analysis of the data from Journey 4 Justice Alliance and the #WeChoose Coalition, shows that in at least six major cities, Black teachers are becoming extinct. The same data shows us that each of these cities has a … Continue reading Hire More Black Teachers Now!: A research statement from BLM@School & J4J
We are excited to announce the national #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool twitter chat at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific so we can learn about all the protests, lesson plans, & forums you all have participated in. There are so many stories from the classroom and beyond to share about powerful antiracist teaching and advocacy--and we want to hear them all … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter Chat: A national conversation on this week of action & the demand for #CounselorsNotCops
Black students in schools across our nation are the targets of surveillance, police violence, and abuse in perpetuity. Some of these assaults are made known to the public, while many go under the radar, further subjecting Black students to more abuse, surveillance and neglect. This cannot be tolerated any longer. According to the Huffington Post, … Continue reading #CounselorsNotCops: Black Girl at Pennsylvania high school brutalized in latest assault by a school police officer; Black Lives Matter At School rallies around the country on Feb. 6-7th.