Black Lives Matter

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 9:04am

During our student discussion last Friday afternoon, Mrs. Cheryl Grimes, our BSAP Achievement Liaison, offered some action steps that our students and community can take during this time. This Anger into Action list is meant to serve two purposes: to give us all some ideas about what we can do to create change and to offer some resources to help us better understand the effects systematic racism has had on all of us. It is not intended to be all-encompassing, yet a starting point for those feeling bewildered about where to begin this work. To truly create change we must fully expose the underbelly of oppression and bias, be willing to have courageous and uncomfortable conversations, all while showing grace to ourselves and each other. Let's GO!

Juneteenth Resources:

NMAAHC: The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Teaching Tolerance: Teaching Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation

Order No. 3

This is Why Juneteenth is Important for America (Video)

Juneteenth: Freedom at Last (Video)

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

Juneteenth: Our Additional Independence Day

Why'd it Take so Long for Some of US to Find Out About Juneteenth?

The Quintessential Americaness of Juneteenth (article from The Atlantic. June 2017)

Here are some great resources provided by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Studies Offices

For teachers, here is the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators

Additonal Resources (shared by staff)

Black Lives Matter illustrations