‘Black Lives Matter Week Of Action’ Observed At Schools Across The Nation

By Charise Frazier

At least 25 school systems across the country are using the first full week of Black History Month to enlighten students about the fight for Black liberation–dubbing it ‘Black Lives Matter Week of Action.’

Born in Philly, our #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool week goes national. Yes! #PhlEd https://t.co/WXJY22kbka #BlackLivesMatter

— Caucus of Working Ed (@CaucusofWE) February 6, 2018

The observation, which was first introduced in Philadelphia last year according to Philly.com, spread after Philadelphia educators planned an organizing effort last summer, spurring interest of educators across the United States.

#Breaking: The Prince George’s County Board of Education votes unanimously in favor of a resolution encouraging students and teachers to actively participate in Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools February 5-10.

— Tracee Wilkins (@TraceeWilkins) February 1, 2018

“I think this gives students a platform and the language that they need to talk about the injustices in society,” said Clarice Brazas, an English teacher at the U School in North Philadelphia.

From February 5 -10, students ranging from elementary school to high school will participate in a range of activities including thought-provoking conversations, theatrical …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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