Black Lives Matter at School and Progressive Education in New York City

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


The national Black Lives Matter at School movement began in 2016 in Seattle as a one-day event and then became a week of action and is now a year of purpose. The movement seeks to ensure that all schools affirm and nurture Black children and teach Black history through a strengths-based narrative that centers Black joy. This panel will discuss how this movement intersects with progressive education in New York City. Contributors and editors from the recently published book Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice, along with NYC teachers and alum from the Sarah Lawrence College M.S.Ed. Art of Teaching program, will share how they connect the BLM at School movement with their progressive ideals.