Please join Seattle Educators October 19th in solidarity across the country as we take action to demonstrate visibly to our students: #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool.
Educators in Seattle in the first action of this scale, including 1,000 teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, nurses, and other educators, will wear shirts to school on Wednesday, October 19th, that read, “Black Lives Matter.” This action is part of a Seattle Education Association sponsored day to draw attention to the school-to-prison-pipeline and institutional racism our society.
The message is more than words on a shirt. In addition to wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirts, educators are doing teach-ins, presenting Black Lives Matter Curriculum, supporting student activism and leadership, and organizing with community members.
You can get your own Black Lives Matter t-shirt while supporting student mentoring programs by school and community leader, Deshawn Jackson at John Muir by ordering here.
Join our #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter Chat on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm Pacific Time to bring awareness to this important action.
The “Black Lives Matter to Educators” event will culminate with a rally on October 19th at Washington Hall (153 14th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122) from 6-8pm. This event will feature educators, parents, students, and activists discussing their vision for supporting Black lives at school. The event will also feature, musicians, poets, and Grammy award winning artist, Kimya Dawson.