Black Lives Matter at School
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
- End “zero tolerance” discipline, and implement restorative justice
- Hire more black teachers
- Mandate Black history and ethnic studies in K-12 curriculum
- Fund counselors not cops
How to Participate
- Pledge to Participate
Share this website with colleagues and encourage colleagues to join you in this week of action
Wear your Black Lives Matter shirt on Tuesday, February 9th
Pick up a Shirt at PAT on Saturday, February 6, 11am -3 pm.
Take a photo with your BLM gear and tag it #BLMWOAPAT
Post a BLM poster
- Read the Oregon Department of Education Black Lives Matter Resolution
Teach a lesson in your class (lessons links below)
- Attend an Event (more info below)
- Plan an event at your school
Slide Decks Ready to use in CDL!
Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources
2021 PAT Events