This next week, as part of Black History Month, my kids will be celebrating "Black Lives Matter at School" week. To quote from our Superintendent: "The Resolution in Support of Black Lives Matter, passed by the Board of Education on June 10, 2020, designated a week for all Berkeley Schools to concentrate teaching and activities on the Black Lives Matter Movement. These activities fall within the anti-racist professional development work that our staff have been engaging in. The focus of the week will be to highlight the thirteen guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Additionally, music and library services will also focus teaching about the Black Lives Matter movement next week. Each school library will receive ten new books from BUSD’s Black Lives Matter reading list that have been recommended as both age appropriate and educational." One of the guiding principles is "Unapologetically Black."
Submitted: Feb 01, 2021