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NJEA Joins call for Black Lives Matter at School Week, Feb 5-11


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Dear SEA members,

Last year, Seattle Public School educators throughout the district worked together with colleagues, parents and families, community members, and students to make a statement that Black Lives Matter by wearing a BLM t-shirt and teaching lessons and holding events that recognized and honored Black Lives. Many other cities across the United States later joined in solidarity with Seattle.

This year, educators from those cities and many more have come together to organize a Nationwide Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. According to TeachingforChange.org, "the goal of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation in school communities for people of all ages to engage with critical issues of racial justice."

There are three themes that will be covered throughout the week:

  1. End Zero Tolerance
  2. Hire Black Teachers
  3. Mandate Black History/Ethnic Studies 

There are multiple ways to participate and join the educators nationwide in solidarity.

  1. Supplement planned lessons with resources, materials, or concepts that connect with the themes or the movement (resources will soon become available on SEA Center for Race and Equity page as well as in the Unity).
  2. Engage in conversations with colleagues about the ways that students know that black lives matter.
  3. Self-study topics that increase your understanding and awareness of the BLM movement and of critical race theory.
  4. Purchase a BLM t-shirt and wear it on Monday, February 5th
  5. Become a supporting member of the SEA Center for Race and Equity by signing up for monthly contributions.

The SEA Center for Race and Equity (CRE) is offering a tee shirt which has the national Black Lives Matter at School logo on the front, and the SEA Center for Race and Equity logo on the back. The tee shirt is $15 (payable through PayPal) and is available in Small though 3X until supplies run out. Tee shirts are free for supporting members of the CRE. Click this link to view and place an order.

The Social Equality Educators group has also created a tee shirt with the national Black Lives Matter at School logo on the front. It also has #SayHerName on the front, while the back lists several demands developed around the week. The tee shirt is also $15 and is available in Small through XL. Click this link to view place and order.

Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to supporting our students.

In Unity,

Marquita Prinzing

Project Leader

SEA Center for Race and Equity