A Day to Understand and Affirm Black Lives Matter at School – February 17, 2017
All educators are encouraged to lead or participate in one of the following actions:
- Show your support and participation on February 17th by wearing a T-Shirt or button. (order your T-Shirt from Positive Printz by Feb 1)
- Plan and participate in an activity at your school aligned with the mission, vision and guiding principles
- Dialogues for understanding
- Book reads / literature study
- Classroom lessons
- Community meals
- Letter writing
- Guest speakers
- Field study
- Organizing action groups
- Attend training to facilitate conversations around race and other challenging topics
(more details to come)
- Become an organizing partner
- Enlist community and educational leaders to contribute to the effort
- Official resolutions
- Financial support
- Contribute thoughts, ideas and experiences through social media = #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool
- Volunteer to plan dialogue, lesson, and activities related to the principles of Black Lives Matter and the Movement for Black Lives.
- Create activities and lessons focusing on Black Lives Matter
- Engage in dialogue with students about BLM. Reference resources provided by the BLMS committee.
- Expand your knowledge of Black Lives Matter in schools and culturally responsive education by attending workshops, participating in collegial circles, and reading books on the topic.
- Incorporate literature reflective of black students in lesson plans.
- post a picture on social media wearing your BLM t-shirt with a comment on how you support BLM@School with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatteratSchool
- Create a classroom environment representing the students that you teach (posters, quotes, symbols, and artifacts).
- Provide resources and materials for students to research and explore their heritage and the heritage of others.
- Invite guest speakers to help you engage in the dialogue with students. Incorporate literature reflective urban students into lesson plans.
- Attend training to prepare and participate in the Black Lives Matter in Schools Day on February 17, 2017.