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    BLM June 2021
    Posted on 06/06/2021
    Black Women June 2021

    Black Women, Black Families, and Diversity



    Important Dates 

    June 5, Breonna Taylor's Birthday--Day to call for justice for Breonna and uplift the #SayHerName movement  

    Juneteenth: Education for Liberation day--A day to celebrate the struggle that brought down slavery and reflects on what must be done to win Black liberation  

    Last day of School, Reflection Day: reflect on your year of antiracist teaching. Possibly in groups. 


    6/5 Breonna Taylor’s Birthday 

    6/9 PLC time to work on year of purpose 

    6/16  HWK8 student assembly#SayHerName, and Education for Liberation 

    6/18 Day of Reflection: review all 13 principles 

    6/19 Juneteenth 


    Family Communication 

    This month we continue our commitment to the Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose by discussing the principles Black women, Black families, and diversity. We also uplift the #SayHerName movement and remember Breonna Taylor on her birthday, June 5th, along with celebrating and remembering JuneteenthDuring our last month of school together, we reflect on our year of purpose and the 13 principles.  


    Principle Definitions 

    Black Women: We are committed to building a Black women affirming space free from sexism, misogyny, and male‐centeredness. 


    Black Women is the building of women-centered spaces free from sexism, misogyny, and male-centeredness.   


    Kid Friendly: “There are some people who think that women are less important than men.  We know that all people are important and have the right to be safe and talk about their own feelings.” 


    Black Families: We are committed to making our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We are committed to dismantling the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” that require them to mother in private even as they participate in justice work. 


    Black Families creates a space that is family friendly and free from patriarchal practices.   


    Kid Friendly: “There are lots of different kinds of families; what makes a family is that it’s people who take care of each other.  It’s important to make sure that all families feel welcome.” 


    Diversity: We are committed to acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating difference(s) and commonalities. 


    Diversity is the celebration and acknowledgment of differences and commonalities across cultures.   


    Kid Friendly: “Different people do different things and have different feelings.  It’s so important that we have lots of different kinds of people in our community and that everyone feels safe.  Another way to say that is diversity.” 



    Possible Vocabulary 

    Sexism Misogyny Family Patriarchy  


    Lesson Plans 





    Her Stories by Virginia Hamilton 

    John Henry by Julius Lester 

    We Are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson 

    Grace For President by Kelly S. Dipucchio 

    Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes 

    Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama 

    I Like My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley 

    Black All Around by Patricia Hubbel 

    Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe 

    Keep Climbing, Girl by Beah E Richards 

    Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell Brown 

    Something Beautiful by Renee Watson 

    Fly High ! by Louise Borden 

    Firebird by Misty Copeland