Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action 2021 – School Library Journal

It's Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Resources and a starter kits are available, along with the new contest-winning logo from a South Carolina high schooler.

The first week of February isBlack Lives Matter at School Week of Action. This year, BLM at School is not limited to February's Black History Month. Instead, the Week of Action comes in the midst of BLM at Schools Year of Purpose, during which every month of the academic year focuses on a specific principle. Februarys principle is Unapologetically Black. The website offers resources, including a starter kit, for the Week of Action.

The 2021 student creative challenge prompt is, What makes you feel free to dream, safe to thrive in schools and communities? Students are asked to share their response on social media with the hashtag #BLMAtSchoolChallenge.

[Read: Curricular Correction: Using Resources To Teach Black History and Culture]

South Carolina high school student Naima Whitted won the 2021 Black Lives Matter at School logo contest.

I wanted to show the importance of #BlackLivesMatter by showing the past and present coming together, said Naima, a high school freshman in Columbia, SC. The girl in the image has modern braids and wears a COVID mask, but the Black Power fist has a history from the 1960s that still has meaning today.

The logo appears on merchandise and social media posts.

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