#BlackLivesMatter Week of Action in Schools Nationwide
Last year, Seattle and Philadelphia educators organized Black Lives Matter actions in their schools. This year, many more cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and more are joining the effort to organize a national Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our Schools the week of February 5-9, 2018.
In the Washington, D.C. area, D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, Center for Inspired Teaching, Washington Teachers’ Union, educators, and community members are collaborating on D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.
In these times of emboldened racism and xenophobia, we must listen to and elevate the voices, experiences, and history of our fellow citizens and communities under attack. The goal of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation in school communities for people of all ages to engage with critical issues of racial justice.
The thirteen guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement will be highlighted during this week of action as a means of challenging the insidious legacy of institutionalized racism and oppression that has plagued the U.S. since its founding.
Each day will explore two to three of the Black Lives Matter movement thirteen guiding principles. During the day in schools, teachers across the country will implement Black Lives Matter Week of Action curriculum in pre-K through 12th grade classrooms. In the evening, there will be events for educators, students, stakeholders, and community members to actively engage in the movement.
For curricular resources and to find out how to get involved in your city, visit the Facebook page for National Black Lives Matter in Our Schools and Teaching for Change’s page of Black Lives Matter in Schools Resources. For information about the D.C. area week of action, visit D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.