Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School 

Pledge to Participate

What is Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action?

Black Lives Matter at Schools 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!  

Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action consists of educators teaching lessons about systemic and structural racism, intersectional Black identities and Black history.

Black Lives Matter at School Demands

  • RECRUIT AND RETAIN BLACK TEACHERS
  • FULLY RESOURCED RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
  • ETHNIC STUDIES IN ALL GRADE LEVELS AND SUBJECTS
  • FUND COUNSELORS NOT COPS
  • END ZERO TOLERANCE

How to Participate

  • Read the PPS School Board Resolution (Passed on 1/22/20!)
  • Teach a lesson in your class (lessons links below)
  • Attend a Community Event (more info below)
  • Sign-up for a Portland Association of Teachers Racial Equity professional development (coming soon!)
  • Plan an event at your school

 

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Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources

Read Before Teaching

Early Childhood

Elementary

Middle Grades

High School

Other Resources

NEA EdJustice Resource Page

   


2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action North America Events Map

2020 PAT Events