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Black Lives Matter at School

Across race and place, educators, parents and allies are coming together to ensure that every Black student and educator can live, grow and thrive with support, love and joy. The goal of Black Lives Matter at School is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation and impactful actions in school communities for people of all ages to engage with issues of racial justice. Find stories, resources and ideas highlighting Black Lives Matter at School from across the country.
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Published: 11/10/2021 Last Updated: 01/26/2023

2023 National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action 

We’re amplifying National Black Lives Matter at School’s call for a Year of Purpose. Take one action a day between February 6-10 to join the movement.

BLM Week of Action

Take Action with BLM@S

Black Lives Matter At School Map

Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore… these are just a few of the scores of cities and communities across the country where educators, students and community organizations have participated in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action events. Click on the map below to find details on local events and actions! Red pins on the map indicate 2023 events and blue pins indicate previous years’ events.

Put Your Community on the Map

Please join us in helping BLM@School Week of Action be even bigger this year! Fill out and submit the form below to have your local event added to our map.

More Resources

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Black Lives Matter at School: It’s more than a week of action

A growing number of educators have honest conversations about our nation’s past to help make a better future for all students. “Kids often think change only comes from a great person, they don't realize that it comes from ordinary people who are organized—and doing great things.”

Take Action For Racial Justice In Education

Sign the Black Lives Matter at School pledge and receive a free download of the NEA EdJustice Black Lives Matter at School poster.
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VEA’s Week of Action Toolkit

Review this resource to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom-appropriate lesson plans, guides on how to have tough conversations with colleagues, students, and more.

Join Our Movement

We ask only what is right: equal opportunity for every student, every educator, every family. At home, in school, online, in Washington–there’s a right place for all of us to make a difference.
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Create safe and supportive schools

Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.