About this Event

February 16, 2018

Relationships begin with taking time to ask questions and listen to the stories others have to tell. We, as Americans, are grappling with the past, present and future status of Black lives in our nation and every member of our community has an obligation to understand how and why Black lives matter. We must have the courage to affirm that Black lives matter in all of our lives. This day of action has been organized by a group of educators and parents to be a starting point for some, a path to restoration for others and spark to action for all.


Schools are a place to practice equity and the active engagement of teachers and students in building understanding and affirming that Black lives matter will lead to sustainable progress towards freedom and justice for all people.


Diverse community partners will come together to create a day of education, dialogue and action that will actively engage a significant number of educational communities throughout Monroe County in activities that support understanding and affirming Black Lives Matter.


Education is the key to..

  • Developing relationships
  • Advocating for justice
  • Honest conversation
  • Recognizing unfair treatment
  • Examining bias
  • Acknowledging contributions