Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action began in Seattle, Washington at John Muir Elementary School in 2016. From there, educators in cities across the nation, began organizing a week to intentionally celebrate the lives of Black students, teachers and families. Cities including Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Portland, Oregon now participate. Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action consists of educators teaching lessons about systemic and structural racism, intersectional Black identities and Black history.
PAT's Black Lives Matter Committee has been working to plan community events and locate curriculum resources and lesson plans for educators at all levels. Please check out the resources on our website.
If you missed participating during the week of action, don’t despair! You can celebrate Black Lives in your classroom all year long!