Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

February 1-5, 2021

Over the last three years, we have seen the powerful impact of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action locally and nationally.

The Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action and Year of Purpose campaign promotes a set of national demands based in the Black Lives Matter movement’s 13 guiding principles that focus on improving the school experience for students of color. We share below resources to help educators prepare to engage students in the week of action and the year of purpose.


Black Lives Matter at School Curriculum Fair

Saturday, January 30, 11:00AM-1:30PM ET

Teaching for Change and Howard University’s School of Education will hold a virtual curriculum fair. Teachers will have the opportunity to join workshops featuring lessons related to the BLM at School Week of Action and hear from guest speakers and panelists.

Registration for this event will be available in early January. Read about our 2020 and 2019 D.C. area curriculum fairs.

Learn More and Register

Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals for workshops from educators that speak to the Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose, centering the 13 Guiding Principles and national demands. Relevant presentations are welcomed, as are curricular ideas, classroom strategies, theoretical frameworks that lead to praxis, presentations on community work, and other ideas for inspiring practice.


Propose a Worshop


Black Lives Matter at School Booklists

New at! Find a growing list of recommended titles that center each of the Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles, as well as additional recommended booklists for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

For teachers, we recommend these key texts: Teaching for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice.

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Resources for Educators

Early Childhood and Elementary

Middle and High School

Resources for Educators

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Book Launch Discussion

View a recording of the launch of Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Education Justice, an essential collection of essays, interviews, poems, resolutions, and more from educators, students, and activists who have been building the Black Lives Matter at School movement across the country.

View Recording


Order T-Shirts

The national Black Lives Matter at School coalition has partnered with a Black woman-owned business to provide t-shirts and other merchandise. A new logo is being chosen for this year, but in the meantime you can purchase past designs.

Order T-Shirts


Support the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

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