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February 1-5, 2021 is Black Lives Matter at School Week

Black Lives Matter at School Week

One of the biggest issues of our time is the unacceptable educational disparities between white and Black students in school districts across the nation, including our own. Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators, families, students and community members supporting racial justice in education by dismantling the systemic racism that exists within educational institutions. Our schools share in this commitment to eliminate racism and inequities to help ensure that ALL students achieve greatness in every way. 

On February 1-5, 2021, we join educators across the country in marking Black Lives Matter at School to take a stand for social justice through classroom lessons, activities and celebrations focused on the 13 Guiding Principles of Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter at School movement first started on October 19, 2016, when thousands of Seattle educators, students and families wore “Black Lives Matter: We Stand Together” shirts to school. This attracted national news attention and helped spread the movement to other cities. The following school year, Black Lives Matter at School Week began with educators in over 20 cities wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school and teaching lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, Black history and anti-racist movements during the first week of February. Today, that movement has grown to thousands of schools across hundreds of cities, including here in Shoreline.