Black Lives Matter at School Week
What is BLM at School Week?
Black Lives Matter At School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education that encourages all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year. This is part of the CTU’s recognition of Black History Month — and our larger goal to lift up Black and Brown educators, who’ve seen their numbers cut in half in the last 20 years, as well as the 90% of Black and Brown students and families we serve in our school communities.
This week of action highlights four basic demands for our schools:
- End “Zero Tolerance” discipline and implement restorative justice.
- Mandate Black History and Ethnic Studies.
- Hire more Black teachers.
- Fund counselors, not cops.
Want to coordinate Black Lives Matter at School events with other educators in the city? Make use of the resources below to organize at your school and citywide:
- Access curriculum on the National BLM at Schools Week Curriculum Guide.
- Access other ideas and national events at the National BLM at Schools Week website.
- Wear BLM at School t-shirts available at the CTU office.
- Email lesson plans and other resources to Quest Center Director of Professional Development Walter Taylor. We will include them in a Google Drive folder that all CTU members can access.
- Email the Communications Department with photos, videos and other artifacts of your school’s BLM at Schools Week participation.
Read more from Black Lives Matter at School national coordinating committee by following the links below.
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