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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 the annual week of action during the first week of February.

FEBRUARY 6-10
WEEK OF ACTION

MONDAY

Write Night with Free Minds Book Club

Register for a writing workshop exploring the poetry of incarcerated youth, as part of our commitment to attend to systems and networks of care to make the domination, erasure, and dehumanization of Black life obsolete.

TUESDAY

Celebrating Globalism and Collective Value Panel

Sign up to listen to speakers from different countries talk about the importance of valuing Black life and how it relates to us collectively, building authentic partnerships with all who support creating equitable school communities across the nation and around the globe.

WEDNESDAY

HBCU Fair Youth Support

Learn about the unapologetically Black history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and currently what they offer from students.

THURSDAY

Imagination Lab Listening Project

Register for the collective imagination exercise in which we open-heartedly dream up safe schools, communities, and futures.

FRIDAY

Black Joy Party Connection Space

Connect in a space to be your authentic self, celebrate, and be in community! To collectively love and care for one another as extended intergenerational families.

For additional information visit, Black Lives Matter At School.

LEARNING RESOURCES

We have curated a variety of classroom resources for every age group. These resources are all free of charge and meant to be shared and used. The goal of these lessons and activities is to challenge racism and oppression and providing students with the vocabulary and tools needed to take action.

STUDENT CHALLENGE

How can a school community support you in being unapologetically Black?

Submit a creative response including but not limited to drawing, painting, collage, poetry, song/rap, or any other type of expression by Sunday, February 12th.

GET

INVOLVED

Are you participating in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action? We want to hear from you. Post what you’re doing on social media with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool and tag @BLMAtSchool and @iftaft.

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VISIT IFT-AFT.ORG/OEI TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW IFT IS TACKLING RACISM IN OUR UNION.

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