When Black Lives Matter at School: Educators & Organizers Building Relationships in Schools

Webinar Presentation | March 16th | 4:00pm EST

Join the Communities for Just Schools Fund and our partners for a virtual panel discussion featuring educators and organizers working at the intersections of education justice, racial justice, and gender justice.


Building on the momentum of the national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, this discussion centered the need for school curriculum, pedagogy, policies, and supports that examine structural racism, and highlight intersectional Black identities, Black history, and anti-racism.

This panel sparked dialogue and action towards intergenerational efforts to dismantle structural and systemic racism in schools and communities. Together, the panelists posed a dream and vision for what safe, loving, and affirming schools look like and feel like for Black and Brown students and communities. This conversation focused on learning centered in the 13 Guiding Principles of Black Lives Matter and more.


  • Allyson Criner Brown, Associate Director & Tellin' Stories Project ManagerTeaching for Change

  • I-ra Abubaker, Youth Facilitator, Critical Exposure 

  • Denyse Stamfard-Wornum, Youth Organizing ConsultantYouth on Board

  • Caneisha Mills8th grade History Teacher at Hardy Middle School (DCPS)

  • Cierra Kaler-Jones (moderator), Education Anew Fellow, Communities for Just Schools Fund & Teaching for Change

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