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#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

by Jesse Hagopian category: Education

“Stand Together w/Seattle Ed Oct 19 - End School-To-Prison Pipeline & Institutional Racism #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool http://thndr.me/iQe3Ka

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#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

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.

  • Join Historic #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter Chat - Tuesday, Oct 18 • 5:30 pm PT

    October 17, 2016
    Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm Pacific Time, we ask that you join us for our #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter chat. It is critical that we hold a conversation about institutional racism and the school-to-prison pipeline if we are to work together to end these oppressive structures. These conversations cannot remain behind closed doors, but rather, must take root in public, in hopes of giving agency to those most oppressed by them.

    Find out more about our Wednesday action here

    We have also received new endorsements, which you can read about here and here.

    Thank you again for your support! 


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  • Join our #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter Chat - Tuesday, Oct 18 - 5:30 PM Pacific time

    October 16, 2016
    Thank you to all of you who have signed up to send out our message on social media. We ask that you to continue to share our #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Thunderclap in order to extend our message to his large of an audience as possible.  

    Another thing you can do to help is join us on Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30 PM Pacific time on Twitter to bring awareness to the greater community about why Seattle educators are taking a stand to demonstrate why and how #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool.   Share this opportunity with your friends and join us Tuesday evening. 

    Over 2,000 #BlackLivesMatter  shirts have been purchased as Seattle educators plan to wear them to work on Wednesday, October 19th.   As we've said, this is more than just wearing a shirt. Seattle educators will be teaching on this topic Oct 19th and in the future.

    Here is an update, including endorsements and this FAQ to help readers understand this historic action. 

     Thank you once again for your continued  support! 


Organizer

Jesse Hagopian
@JesseDHagopian

Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. Jesse an associate editor for the social justice periodical Rethinking Schools and is the editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. He is founding member of Social Equality Educators (SEE), a recipient of the 2012 Abe Keller Foundation award for “excellence and innovation in peace education”.

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