Black Lives Matter at School Action Week
Virtual Event Calendar Jan 29-Feb 6
✻ Friday, January 29 | 6-7:30pm Register here
National Educators United and Black Lives Matter at School are holding this town hall to bring educators and youth “together to reflect on what it means to be Transgender and Queer affirming in our classrooms, curriculum, and communities.”
✻ Saturday, January 30 | 10am-12:30pm Register here
Workshops sponsored by Teaching for Change and the Howard University School of Education. Keynote speakers are Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian, educators and also editors of the new book, Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice
✻ Tuesday, February 2 | 4pm Register here
Organized by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. Another opportunity to hear from Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian. They’ll talk about their book, as well as Black Lives Matter At School’s national demands, Year of Purpose, and Week of Action, and how educators can organize within their own school communities.
✻ Tuesday, February 2 | 5-7pm Register here
Milwaukee Public Schools has a series of events for BLM at School Week, including a session with Dr. Gholdy Muhammed. You can read an interview with Dr. Muhammed here about her book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy: “As long as oppression is present, students need spaces to name, interrogate, resist, agitate, and work toward social change. This will support students toward being critical consumers and producers of information. It will also help to build a better humanity for all.”
✻ Wednesday, February 3 | 2:30pm Register here
One webinar in a series: “While curriculum and pedagogy, school climate and safety, and social-emotional learning often are regarded as separate initiatives and areas of focus, this webinar will highlight the need to connect these areas to truly transform schools to be spaces rooted in justice, joy, and liberation.” See the full report from Communities for Just Schools Fund: “Reclaim Social-Emotional Learning: Centering Organizing Praxis for Holistically Safe Schools” October 2020
✻ Saturday, February 6 | 11am Register hereRaise Your Hand, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago United for Equity and the Chicago Teachers Union are cosponsoring a virtual panel discussion on the efforts to transform and reimagine what safety looks like for Chicago's children and schools. All are welcome to join dialogue and next steps.