Sunday, October 16, 2016

Seattle Schools Community Forum: FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event

Seattle Schools Community Forum: FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event:

FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event

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On October 19th, 2016 hundreds of Seattle teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, nurses, instructional assistants, librarians, and other educators will be wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school in an unprecedented action, “Black Lives Matter At School.” 
That's how the Seattle Equality Educators' FAQ document starts.  I have previously only seen the day called "day of solidarity" but now it seems it is officially "Black Lives Matter at School." 

There are a couple of confusing things. 
- The group that has put forth this day - SEE - has no information available, at all, at their website. Why that is if they are the organizing group, I don't know.  Instead, the FAQs are at the website for Garfield teacher and public education advocate, Jesse Hagopian.

- Then there is this statement:
In support of this focus, members are choosing to wear Black Lives Matter t- shirts, stickers or other symbols of their commitment to students in a coordinated effort. SEA is leading this effort and working to promote transformational conversations with staff, families and students on this issue.
I'm a little confused because I'm not sure when the conversations with families would happen. I have only heard that some parents will be wearing a BLM t-shirt/sticker/button on that day.

FAQs (partial):

Q: Who has endorsed this Black Lives Matter At School event? 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event:


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