Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

February 4-8, 2019

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.



 How to Participate:

  • Pledge to get involved
  • Teach a lesson in your class
  • Plan an event at your school
  • Get a PAT Black Lives Matter T-shirt, and wear it. (available at the PAT office for a $10 suggested donation, or free to all who participate)
 

Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources:

 

Events:

"America to Me" Screening, with the Producers and Panel Discussion. Monday, February 4, 5-8 pm, PAT Office, 345 NE 8th Ave. RSVP here. Share on Facebook

"Who I am: Celebrating ME" Art Exhibit Opening.  Thursday, February 7, 5-7:30 pm. Sponsored by the World Stage Theatre and the Black History Festival NWDolores Winningstad Theatre Rotunda, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 

Portland Teachers for Black Lives Demands:

  • Recruit and Retain Black Teachers

  • Fully Resourced Restorative Justice

  • Ethnic Studies in all Grade Levels and Subjects