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    Black Lives Matter Resources
    Posted on 06/19/2020
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    Black Lives Matter Resources

    Seattle Public Schools is committed to racial justice and recognition of the lived experiences of our Black youth every single day.

    Want to get involved? Check out these resources!


    Community Events and Educational Opportunities

    Juneteenth Week 2020: June 15 to 20

    Juneteenth Week 2020 is a weeklong celebration hosted by the Urban Leagues of Metropolitan Seattle, Black Lives Matter – Seattle/King County, Tabor 100, and the FW Black Collective and commemorates a milestone in black history – June 19, 1865. On this day, Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas informing previously enslaved people of their freedom and the end of the civil war.

    This announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863. See the list of scheduled events on the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle's website.

    Greater Seattle Black Graduation and Juneteenth March

    Students are encouraged to wear their cap and gown. The Juneteenth March starts at 2 p.m. at 23rd and Jackson on June 19. This event is hosted by Africatown Seattle. Read more on the Africatown website.

    See this map of upcoming marches in Seattle.

    Please stay safe and follow social distancing COVID-19 guidelines.

    Learn: Antiracism Resources

    Support Black Owned Businesses

    Support Black Community Led Efforts

    For Youth By Youth – Prioritizing the Voices of Black Youth and Other Students of Color

    The Seattle Public Schools strategic plan, Seattle Excellence, is guided by four priorities and is laser-focused on supporting students of color who are furthest away from educational justice, beginning with African American boys and young men. This work is not about changing students. It is about changing broken systems and undoing legacies of racism in public education. Read more about Seattle Excellence.

    Thank you to the organizations who compiled many of these resources including the Community Center for Education Results – Road Map and Seattle Public Library.