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.
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!
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!
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
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.
Today, Monday, February 4th officially marks the launch of the second annual national Black Lives Matter At School week of action. Supporters will be posting their photos, lesson plans, and stories of the day on social media with the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool. The four demands of the movement are: 1) End “zero tolerance” discipline, and implement … Continue reading Black Lives Matter At School week of action begins today. Here’s what you need to know to be ready.
Citing the need to "promote equity; the value of human life; and educational, political, and social justice," scores of professors from institutions of higher education from around the country have signed on to petition of support for Black Lives Matter At School Week. The Black Lives Matter At School coalition encourages all college and university … Continue reading Professors for Black Lives: An outpouring of support for BLM@School week in higher education!