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National Black Lives Matter At School

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.

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2022 What's Update?

Image Description: Graphic of 2022 Contributors and Spending of Black Lives Matter at School. In 2...
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Published on December 22, 2022 by chanel

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 loca...
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Published on October 31, 2022 by Christopher R. Rogers

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Established in 2016.
How it all began

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year.​

The Black Lives Matter at School movement first started in Seattle during the fall of 2016, when thousands of educators in Seattle came to school on October 19th wearing shirts that said, “Black Lives Matter: We Stand Together.” Hundreds of families and students did too. Many of the shirts also included the message “#SayHerName,” a campaign to raise awareness about the often unrecognized state violence and assault of women in our country.

This action attracted national news, helping it spread to Philadelphia. That city’s Caucus of Working Educators’ Racial Justice Committee expanded the action to last an entire week that year with teaching points around the principles of Black Lives Matter. Educators in Rochester, New York also held a Black Lives Matter at School day in 2017.

During the 2017-2018 school year, from February 5 to 9, thousands of educators around the U.S. wore Black Lives Matter shirts to school and taught lessons about structural racism, intersectional black identities, black history, and anti-racist movements for a nationally organized week of action: Black Lives Matter at School. Educators in over 20 cities participated in this national uprising to affirm the lives of Black students, teachers, and families including, Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

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