Friday, February 17 was Black Lives Matter at School Day, “A Day of Understanding & Affirmation.” According to the Rochester Board Education, Rochester Teachers Association and Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester the resolutions they passed stated that schools “should be places for the practice of equity, for the building of understanding, and for the active engagement of all in creating pathways to freedom and justice for all people.”
Black Lives Matter at school started with a small group of parents and teachers that shared the same vision. They created a website to build the momentum for this day and more to come. The Superintendent’s Offices said it is “important to highlight the value of black lives in a society whose history involves centuries of slavery and denial of civil rights to black citizens.”
At East, we observed this day with activities during family group, in which students explored the topic and found quotes we can learn from to move the race discussion forward. If you personally would like to talk about it you can go to Let’s Talk which is discussing Black Lives Matter with all the students who would like to join in.
Some lower school scholars created a video clip of their work which can be seen on the link below. Great work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktn6ZbvKCKY&feature=youtu.be