Black Lives Matter Week of Action
Last year, educators in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester and elsewhere engaged in a Black Lives Matter Week of action that centered around educating their school communities about the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. The actions and education took place both inside and outside the classroom.
This year D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and hopefully many more D.C. area organizations are organizing a Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our communities.
D.C. Area Planning Meeting
Please RSVP for our next planning meeting.
December 6 from 6-8pm
Inspired Teaching Demonstration School (200 Douglas St NE)
The Fall 2017 issue of Rethinking Schools offers a wonderful collection of articles and ideas for teaching about the Movement for Black Lives in schools. The editorial “Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools” explores why we must rededicate ourselves to building an education system and a society that values Black lives. Articles include “How One Elementary School Sparked A Citywide Movement to Make Black Students’ Lives Matter,” “Beyond Just a Cells Unit: What My Science Students Learned from the Story of Henrietta Lacks,” “What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party — but Should,” and more.
Teaching for Change
See our Teaching #BlackLivesMatter post for suggested topics and lessons.
Philadelphia Caucus of Working Educators
Philadelphia Caucus of Working Educators has generously shared the following resources from their 2016 week of action: