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Black Lives Matter at School Week

Now Organizing 2020 Week of Action for February 3-7, 2020.


What is BLM at School Week?

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.

This year, as in years past, the Chicago Teachers Union passed a resolution to join national Black Lives Matter at School Week activities to kick off Black History Month! We are proud to join in BLM at School national activities, originating in Seattle in 2016, as educator participation has spread throughout the country.

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.

In 2019, 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 the nationally organized Black Lives Matter at School week of action. 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.

Get Involved

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:

Read more from Black Lives Matter at School national coordinating committee by following the links below.

National BLM at School on Twitter Twitter    National BLM at School on Facebook Facebook    National BLM at School Website Website    National BLM at School on Medium Medium

Join the Black Lives Matter at School national mailing list.

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4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
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4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
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4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
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