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Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Curricula: Black Lives Matter in Schools

February 3-7, 2020 is Black Lives Matter at School Week.Purple background. BLM at top. The top of the L is a raised fist. In a lighter purple square below the BLM is Black Lives Matter at School

"Black Lives Matter At School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year." What started during a week in Seattle in October of 2016 has spread to schools in multiple cities. This year, SU joins them.


Events at SU

Civic Reflection on Black Lives Matter at School

The Hate U Give Film Screening

The Hate U Give Book Discussion

Additional Resources


2020 Curriculum Resource Guide

"Annually, The National Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Our Schools invites a brilliant collective of educators and activists to bring you lessons and resource lists for every grade level that relate to the 13 principles of Black Lives Matter. Here is the 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide–free, downloadable activities, resources, and actions to challenge racism, oppression and build justice-centered classrooms."

Regional Specifics

Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles

D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action details the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each day of the School Week of Action is directed at one or more of those principles. For a detailed explanation of the principles and the schedule, check the link below.


Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles

  1. Restorative Justice
  2. Empathy
  3. Loving Engagement
  4. Diversity
  5. Globalism
  6. Queer Affirming
  7. Trans Affirming
  8. Collective Value
  9. Intergenerational
  10. Black Families
  11. Black Villages
  12. Unapologetically Black
  13. Black Women

Learn More about Black Lives Matter

BLM Week at SU

Civic Reflection on Black Lives Matter at School

Think and talk about the meaning, value, and impact of your work in the world, develop new skills and further your professional development, and discover tools to deepen your connections with colleagues and explore your community. Registration is required and open to SI faculty, staff, and students. Breakfast is provided. This event is sponsored by PACE.

When: February 4, 2020; 8:30-10:00am

Where: Assembly Hall, Guerrieri Academic Commons

 

The Hate U Give Film Screening

Thursday, February 6th, SETT-SU Faculty Learning Community partners with SU Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Committee to host a screening of the film The Hate U Give (2018), adapted from the novel by Angie Thomas. It tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in a poor, Black neighborhood and attends a wealthy white prep school. Starr's precarious existence between these two worlds is shattered when she witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend. Thrust in the middle of a much larger racial conflict, she must learn how to use her voice to fight for justice. A panel discussion with Drs. April Logan and Erin Stutelberg will follow. Light refreshments will be provided.

When: February 6, 2020; 6:30-9:30pm

Where: Henson 243

 

The Hate U Give Book Discussion

The young adult novel The Hate U Give (2017) by Angie Thomas, tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in a poor, Black neighborhood and attends a wealthy white prep school. Starr's precarious existence between these two worlds is shattered when she witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend. Thrust in the middle of a much larger racial conflict, she must learn how to use her voice to fight for justice. Drs. April Logan and Erin Stutelberg and their students will facilitate a discussion of the novel. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available before and after the event. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored the Fulton Public Humanities Program, Departments of English, Education, and Environmental Science, and the SETT-SU FLC.

When: February 26, 2020; 2:00-3:00

Where: Assembly Hall, Guerrieri Academic Commons

By Angelina Lope, submitted to Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Creative Challenge, 2018.