Monday, Feb. 4th – What is the history and importance of BLM?
- Everyone is invited to wear Black Lives Matter shirts.
- MMM BLM kickoff lead by the 5th grade at 9 am.
- Teachers provide lessons on the History of BLM Movement
Tuesday. Feb. 5th - How can we use BLM week to further the conversations around achieving racial equity?
QAE staff will read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham to the class. We encourage QAE families to read this book so you can discuss race and equity with your child – we have copies at school. Not My Idea is a book that speaks to the truth of America’s past and present climate around racism and white supremacy. The book values integrity, honesty, encourages curiosity and critical thinking, and above all seeks to teach empathy as means for social change.
- Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness: there is a copy of this book in every QAE class.
- Video of author Anastasia Higginbotham talking about her book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC0HZL5noog.
- Videos of black and brown parents talking about police violence with their children:
Wednesday, Feb. 6th – What does Justice look like?
Topics will include: intersectionality and LGBTQIAPD affirming spaces. QAE Gender equity statement: https://www.qaeptsa.org/gender-identity.html
Thursday, Feb. 7th – What does celebrating black lives, both in a modern and historical context look like?
How can we find creative ways to celebrate and represent diverse communities of color? We will celebrate the lives of black and brown peoples beyond traditional and popular representations.
Friday, Feb. 8th
All QAE families, students, and staff are invited to wear black shirt or item of clothing in support of BLM week. There will be a 9:15 am Whole School Assembly:
- Students of Color presentation
- Student reflections
- Guest speaker
- A closing moment to stand up in solidarity (All students rise and have a moment of silence)
Parent Resources for Black Lives Matter at School Week
- How to talk to your child about race: https://medium.com/@realtalkwocandallies/white-parents-heres-how-to-start-talking-to-your-children-about-race-321eae4d1095
- White Fragility: https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116
- White Fragility: Why It is So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Waking Up White by Debby Irving
- Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond
- Life of Privilege Explained in $100 Race: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps
- Black Lives Matter Movement: Global Citizen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1IopsKY0dY
- Black Lives Matter: How 3 Words Became a Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry-hqi9zRuM
- Seattle Public Schools BLM Teaching Resources: https://www.seattlewea.org/center-for-race-equity/Black%20Lives%20Matter%20Week%20Resources/
- Ensuring Educational Excellence in SPS: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=33101149
- Black Lives Matter in School background and teacher guide: https://mysps.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_25823/File/Department%20Directory/Principal%20Communicator/2018-19/20190110/Black%20Lives%20Matter%20in%20School%20Background%20Information%20and%20Teacher%20Guide%5b4%5d.pdf
- Controversial Issues in the Classroom: https://mysps.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_25823/File/Department%20Directory/Principal%20Communicator/2018-19/20190110/Controversial%20Issues%20the%20Classroom.pdf
- Readiness for teaching Black Lives Matter:https://mysps.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_25823/File/Department%20Directory/Principal%20Communicator/2018-19/20190110/Readiness%20for%20teaching%20Black%20Lives%20Matter%20in%20Schools%20materials.pdf
From QAE Race and Equity Team: Devin Liner, Tobi Nussbaum, Paulina Cuevas, Kay Dumlao, Michelle Christensen