Graphic Description: Screenshots of Lorde’s Questionnaire to Oneself and YouTube video frame of Morrison speaking on the Importance of Writing in the Face of Hate to look like open Internet windows. Unapologetically Black Year of Purpose Logo in the top right and below, a description on how to access resources on the curriculum guide: “Access prompts on our are.an page - bit.ly/UBPresources”
To celebrate the birthdays of Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison, and to live in their embodiment of their unforgiving and unapologetic commitment to be their whole selves, we invite folks to complete Lorde’s Questionnaire to Oneself and watch Morrison speak about what it means to continue writing in the face of hate.
To return to this work day in and out, is an ongoing practice. It reaches far beyond a week of action and asks us to remain committed to hope and transformation. Let us too, live in the essence of Lorde and Morrison, to continue our commitment to teaching truthful histories and amassing the powerful practices, creative tools, and key strategies by which past, present, and future generations can advance the struggle of Black liberation.
Student Creative Challenge
To continue our celebration of Unapologetically Black Day on February 18th, we are sharing a video showcase of all the entries to the 2023 Student Creative Challenge. Students were thoughtful, intentional, and very clear in how schools can SUPPORT them in being unapologetically Black. From displaying flags and images of Black people to understanding hair as a prized possession, school communities can easily make commitments to honor and celebrate Black students, families, educators, and community leaders while providing access to space and resources to un-learn and re-learn.
Thank you to all students who submitted their drawings, paintings, poetry, stories, photography, and more! And to to their teachers and school leaders for encouraging them. The movement keeps on keepin’ on because of you all…onward!!