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:
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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.
“The heartbeat of racism is denial.” A Statement from the National Black Lives Matter at School Steering Committee
“The heartbeat of racism is denial.” — Ibram X. Kendi
This is the time to no longer be silent or blind to systemic injustice that not only exists in our education systems but also where and how it manifests in our neighborhoods.
December 2, 2020 at 5 PM - Get your tickets here
Join us for 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, including a foreword by Opal Tometi.
Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose:
YEAR OF PURPOSE INTRODUCTION
In addition to the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action (that is organized during the first week of February every year), educators, students, parents, and antiracist organizers, and education advocates, are encouraged to participate in the newly launched "Year of Purpose": Ongoing activations and reflection throughout the school year to uplift Black students and undo institutional racism (see the list of days of action and reflection questions below).
From Haymarket Books - Black Lives Matter at School connects thousands of educators around the country who are fighting racial and economoic inequality in schools.
After a powerful webinar that included educators from ten cities explaining the many incredible actions they took in support of the national Black Lives Matter at School week of action, Denisha Jones, contacted Jesse Hagopian to propose that they collect these stories in a book.
Announcement about the Library of Congress
To Whom It May Concern:
To Whom It May Concern:
The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Public Policy Topics Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.
This work embodies the Black Lives Matter principle of Loving Engagement, in that it is the commitment to practice justice and liberation. We dedicate this collection itself to honor Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, who both taught us so deeply about challenging unjust systems.
We offer this to acknowledge and support the efforts of The Electoral Justice Project (EJP). EJP is a project of the Movement4BlackLives which seeks to continue a long legacy of social movements fighting for the advancement of the rights of black folks through electoral strategy. They recognize that voting alone will not change the conditions plaguing black communities, but understand that with strategic political actions we can make immediate interventions that move conditions toward ensuring that all black people live full, safe and healthy lives.