2023 Logo Design Contest for YOUTH!
Image Description: The back and front of a light gray T-shirt. Back of T-shirt has text of BLMAS four demands. Front has text and 2022 BLMAS logo. Below, a laptop with the same logo on its screen. In the upper right corner, white text on black background that announces design contest. Below, a white box with black text about contest details.
Call for logo designs!
National Black Lives Matter at School is seeking youth-led logo designs for the 2023 year. The logo will be used around the country to support national organizing around our four core demands. Submit your design by Sunday, December 4.
During the school year, BLM at School has an annual Week of Action in different cities. Thousands of educators around the country wear their Black Lives Matter shirts to school and teach lessons on the guiding principles, structural racism, intersectionality, Black history, and anti-racist movements.
The National Black Lives Matter at School Steering Committee will select three designs to go up for public vote in December. The winner will be announced in mid December when we launch a sale of T-shirts with the logo for our 2023 February Week of Action. Includes Cash Prize.
Continue with this form to submit your design - bit.ly/2023BLMASdesigncontest
PRESS RELEASE: National Black Lives Matter At School receives Initial $100K Support to Expand Community Collective Power in Public Education for Thriving Black Futures
Thursday, October 27, 2022 // FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
These funds will be dedicated to upgrading our national-level coordination and outreach across our coalition, while we invite continued grassroots support to strengthen local BLM@School organizing nationwide! Help us meet our goal of $25,000 for the 2023 BLM@School Activity Support Fund to grow joyful, radical Black education organizing!
Read full Press Release here.
Mark these dates in your calendar as we prepare for the our annual Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.
At the November meeting, we will be discussing how to plan a curriculum party, fair, or gathering. We also want to hear from you all about the plans and ideas you have in mind for your local Week of Actions. The December meeting topics will be determined from the needs of folks at our Nov. meeting.
Please Note: There are two different registration links for the November and December meetings.
Looking forward to getting together!! Please get in touch with us if you want to connect: firstname.lastname@example.org
H.E.A.L Together Training Series 2.0 - Strong Public Schools and a Multiracial Democracy
Join this fall for the second virtual public training series for students, educators, and parents who want strong, equitable public schools. Series sessions will be led by H.E.A.L. Together team members, their partners, and subject matter experts.
Upcoming Training Dates
6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
REGISTER & LEARN MORE HERE: healtogether.org/training
Equity or Else Campaign - Quality of Life Festival 2022 with Journey for Justice Alliance
We are rooted in our communities as students of the people.
“Those Closest to the Pain, Must be Closest to the Power.”
Join us for the first annual QUALITY OF LIFE FESTIVAL! Journey for Justice Alliance in partnership with Grass Roots Organizations from all over the united States is proud to present this event! For far too long underserved communities have had to fight for equity in the most common areas of experiencing a good "Quality Of Life". Organizers fight for food, jobs, health care , safety, education, etc... This festival brings together all of the different organizations to not only celebrate there victories but to empower them for more! QOL Festival will be Historical! Join us on the right side of history!
To attend the festival and concert at no cost, please register with National BLMAS before Friday, September 9.
REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE: bit.ly/blmas_eoe22
Saturdays in July - 2-2:30 PM ET
National Black Lives Matter At School Endorses
DSA's Educators for Palestine Summer Series
Fill out this form ASAP to save your spot for the Democratic Socialists of America National BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group's Educators for Palestine Series - Learning Toward Liberation: Rooting Our Pedagogy of Palestine in Humanity and Justice!
More information about sessions and trainers here.
Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history.
An Open Letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris:
(Add your signature TODAY!)
To begin, we hope that you will consider these words by the great Black educator, Septima Clark, as you think about what needs to change in our public education system: “I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.”
We, the Steering Committee of Black Lives Matter at School, are guided by Septima Clark through our work in education from preschool through college. We understand Clark’s legacy as a part of our work to ensure Black children, teachers and parents deserve schools as safe places to study and inquire.