Around the country, Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, is being recognized January 31- February 4, 2022. This week of action and affirmation has also been recognized by many teachers and staff in the Shorewood School District and has impacted them as they seek to cultivate equity and inclusion throughout the Shorewood Schools systems. There is much value in expanding how BLM at School Week of Action is recognized and celebrated, and increasing the opportunities for all students to engage in this week of action. A variety of resources to support BLM at School Week of Action can be found here.
Other ways students can be engaged in action during this week (and throughout the year) include classroom or group analysis of poems, spoken word, short films, art, and current events pertaining to youth justice and activism for racial justice. This type of analysis and reflection will support meaningful discourse among students and may be connected to opportunities for students to create their own poetry, art, and ideas for activism.
During Black Lives Matter at School Week and throughout the years ahead, our teachers, students, and staff will continue to engage in learning and action that uplifts justice, love, empathy, activism, representation, and power with racial identity as a lens through which we understand these concepts.
Throughout the month of February, the District will be sharing many helpful resources and tools--on our website and social media pages--that families and community members can use to further their learning and discussions surrounding Black history and highlighting Black racial identity and justice.
For more information on Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, visit: https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/