We Affirm That All Black Lives Matter: High Schools Students Host Lunchtime Activities

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On February 6, students at Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus (DCPS) hosted lunchtime events for Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

The activities included collecting signatures in support of the four National Black Lives Matter demands: end zero-tolerance, mandate Black and ethnic studies, hire more Black teachers, and fund counselors, not cops. The Cardozo Student government committee led the petition drive, collecting and sending them to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and DCPS central office.

At another table, students were invited to respond to prompts that read:

  • Black Lives Matter to me because...

  • I am a Black revolutionary because...

  • My Black American journey...

  • Black history is all of our history because...

Cardozo EC U.S. history teacher Kevin Fox (who is also a DC Area Educators for Social Justice teacher advisor), supported the organizing efforts of the high school students while connecting his lessons and curriculum to the vision of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.