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.
It's time to put your school and community on the BLM@School map of national events. Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Howard County, MD, Baltimore, NYC, Madison, Edmonds, WA, New Jersey, … these are just a few of the scores of cities and communities across the country where educators, students and … Continue reading Put Your Community on the Black Lives Matter at School Map!
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!
On Friday, January 25, 2019, the national Black Lives Matter At School coalition held a webinar to share some of the major developments in the planning for this year's week of action from February 4-8. Educators from around the country presented on the plans to fight racism in education. https://youtu.be/9LwK_V712Lk The list of events taking … Continue reading Webinar Video: Educators presented on plans for #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool around the country
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.”
On January 24th, in a decision of 5-0-3, Howard County School Board members adopted a resolution to endorse the Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action. “This act reminds Black students, families, and staff members that they are seen and valued at the highest levels of school governance. Although it is clear that there … Continue reading Howard County School Board Endorses Black Lives Matter Week of Action by Resolution