On October 19th Seattle Public Schools educators will wear #BlackLivesMatter t-shirts and engage in important discussions regarding the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the classroom.
The continued extrajudicial murders of black and brown peoples by law enforcement officers and the growing school-to-prison pipeline puts to rest the myth of a “post-racial” America. As the Black Lives Matter movement has grown, Black students play a pivotal role. At Seattle’s Garfield High School, some 1,000 students, led by the Black Student Union (BSU), walked out the day after the non-indictment of Wilson was announced. 17-year-old Issa George, vice president of the Garfield BSU, told the Seattle Times: “This is our time, as youth, to speak. . . . The waking up that America has done in the past couple of months—something that us as youth get to witness and get to be a part of—has been extremely powerful.”
Now is the time to act!
Please join us at Washington Hall on Wednesday, October 19th (6pm-8pm) for perfromances and community discussion with Seattle Public Schools teachers, students, community members and organizers.
Performances by Kimya Dawson, Gabriel Teodros, Ian Golash, Azura Tyabji (from Nova High School), Shakiah & Northwest Tap Connection, John Eklof, Rogue Pinay, and many more.
Hosted by Nikkita “KO” Oliver
For more information about #BlackLivesMatter to Seattle Educators: https://iamaneducator.com/2016/10/11/blacklivesmatteratschool-hundreds-of-educators-across-seattle-to-wear-black-lives-matter-shirts-to-school-on-oct-19th/