From January 31-February 4, Seaton Elementary will participate in the fifth annual D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year. Below is a list of events that we will be doing school wide to show our support!
The Black Lives Matter movement is a powerful, non-violent peace movement that systematically examines injustices that exist at the intersections of race, class, and gender; including mass incarceration, poverty, non-affordable housing, income disparity, homophobia, unfair immigration laws, gender inequality, and poor access to healthcare.
What’s happening at Seaton this week:
Black Lives Matter Spirit Week @ Seaton – Show your support by dressing up every day!
Guiding Principals for Each Day of the Week – Each day our staff will be focusing on guiding principals to implement into our daily lessons and conversations!
- Monday – Restorative Justice, Empathy, Loving Engagement
- Tuesday – Diversity and Globalism
- Wednesday – Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming, and Collective Value
- Thursday – Intergenerational, Black Families, Black Villages
- Friday – Centering Black Women and Unapologetically Black
Black Lives Matter Resources for staff, students, and families:
- BLM Coloring book
- All Bodies Deserve coloring book
- Black American Sign Language
- My Name is Celia/Me Llamo Celia by Monica Brown (Centering Black Women and Unapologetically Black) all grades
- Bad Hair Does Not Exist! By Sulma Arzu-Brown (Diversity and Globalism) all grades
- What Is Black Lives Matter? By Lakita Wilson (multiple copies available at Seaton’s library)
Click the document below to find books, websites, and other resources!