The following information originally appearing in an email from Teaching for Change.
Next week is the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action!
This campaign promotes a set of national demands based on the Black Lives Matter guiding principles that focus on improving the school experience for students of color.
Educators across the country will engage students in lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, Black history, and anti-racist movements.
Teaching for Change and the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action group have compiled lessons, book lists, and other resources for teaching about each of the 13 principles of the Black Lives Matter Movement in early childhood through high school, as well as bilingual/multilingual resources.
The 2019 Black Lives Matter Week of Action Challenge asks students to identify in their own creative way how their schools demonstrate that Black Lives Matter, or how the school can improve the way that Black Lives Matter within and outside of its walls. Youth are encouraged to respond in creative ways, including:
- Create a short (under 3 minute) video
- Create a visual image or poster
- Write an essay, poem, chant, song, or rap
The national Black Lives Matter team is accepting submissions through February 18, 2019. Submit projects at bit.ly/blmweeksubmit.
Organizers have assigned the themes to specific days during the week of action based on the Black Lives Matter movement’s 13 guiding principles:
Monday: restorative justice, empathy, loving engagement
Tuesday: diversity, globalism
Wednesday*: collective value, transgender and queer affirming
Thursday: intergenerational, Black families, Black villages
Friday: Black women, unapologetically Black
*Wear your Black Lives Matter at School t-shirt!