Black Lives Matter at School Week, Feb. 3-7, 2020

Mark your calendar! The Black Lives Matter at School national week of action will be held from February 3-7th, 2020–and educators from coast to coast are organizing to make this the biggest coordinated uprising for racial justice in the schools yet.

In Seattle, the Black Lives Matter at School movement is fighting for these seven demands: 

1) End “zero tolerance” discipline, and implement restorative justice

2) Hire more black teachers

3) Mandate Black history and Ethnic Studies in K-12 curriculum

4) Fund counselors not cops

5)Fully fund our public schools

6)Oppose standardized testing

7)Detracking

The lessons that educators teach during the week of action correspond to the 13 guiding principles of Black Lives Matter:

Monday: Restorative Justice, Empathy and Loving Engagement

Tuesday: Diversity and Globalism

Wednesday: Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming and Collective Value

Thursday: Intergenerational, Black Families and Black Villages

Friday: Black Women and Unapologetically Black

Black Lives Matter at School Week Pledge

Click on the link below to: “Pledge to teach and support Black Lives Matter curriculum at my school during the Black Lives Matter at School Week February 3-7.”  https://forms.gle/1YVufSjRADm6ihCt8 

Black Lives Matter at School & Other Education Related Events!

Tuesday February 4: Diane Ravitch “The Fight to Save America’s Public Schools”, 7:30pm, Town Hall (1119 Eight Ave, Seattle 98101https://townhallseattle.org/event/diane-ravitch-2020/

Thursday February 6: Black Lives Matter at School: Young, Gifted & Black student showcase, 5:30-7:30pm, Rainier Beach High School Performing Arts Center (8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, 98118)

For more information and links to curriculum for the week:

https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com

https://searacialequity.com/resources/blmweek/

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