Join artists and community members in celebration of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action for an evening of expression and advocacy. Artists are encouraged to connect their work to the national Black Lives Matter principle of collective care in the Black Village by supporting community members as extended family and challenging the notion that there should be a standard family structure. This can be fostered in schools by hiring black teachers and mandating curricula that includes both black history and ethnic studies, expanding the black village and supporting the growth and development of black youth. Come share your voice, listen, and support local performers of all ages. We especially want to hear from D.C. area youth! Presenters are welcome to perform original poetry or a recitation.