Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates Hold Black Lives Matter at School Week
So it seems like the entire country is going to be celebrating a group that has chanted “pigs in a blanket fry em like bacon” as well as “what do we want, dead cops.” Schools all around the country will be inviting BLM activists to their schools and some even raising the bLM flag on campuses. This will be taking place at grammar schools all the way to colleges.
FROM: Chicago Teachers Union
During the week of February 5, 2018 National Black Lives Matter at School Week will be observed in cities around the country. The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted unanimously to join National Black Lives Matter at School Week at its January 10, 2018 meeting.
This week of study and action is grounded in the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. In the United States today, a growing number are confronting the reality of mass incarceration, poverty, unaffordable housing, income disparity, homophobia, unfair immigration laws, gender inequality, and poor access to healthcare. All of these injustices exist in the intersection of race, class and gender. Chicago is a prime example of a city rife with racial and other, related injustices.
Black Lives Matter at School Week is intended to empower each of us and our students to know that it is possible to eradicate these ills by actively engaging the truth and never being afraid to share it, even when it is unpopular.
As part of the CTU’s commitment to this week of justice, CTU provides the following resources to help bring Black Lives Matter to your classroom:
- Black Lives Matter resources from the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
- Curriculum Resources from the BLM Week of Action 2018 Participating Cities
We will also hold two free screenings of films that highlight racial oppression: