BLM At Schools Inspire Solidarity and Action

Brooklyn Arbor hosted the first of several events from BLM at School on February 7.  Among those pictured: CEC District 14 President Tajh Sutton (left of center); Debra Sue Lorenzen, dir. of St. Nicks Alliance Youth and Education (center); Acting District 14 Superintendent David Cintron (2nd from right); and Brooklyn Arbor Principal Eva Irizarry. Photo credit: CEC14 Instagram.

The day before Black History Month began, Black Lives Matter (BLM) at Schools began their Week of Action.  This year, Community Education Council (CEC) 14 brought awareness for the need of community solidarity for Black Lives Matter by calling attention to repetitive stealing of P.S. 110’s BLM banners and flags.  January 28 marked the third time in 2023 this signage was removed, and this time malicious intent was evident as an All Lives Matter banner was put up where the BLM banners and flags were removed.

Taking the high ground and countering hate with love and community, CEC 14 launched “the first set of in-person, parent-led, student-powered, school and CBO supported BLM at School events in four years” on February 7 at Brooklyn Arbor.  Events hosted throughout the rest of the month included teach-ins, student showcases, and arts events to “make it clear that Black joy and unapologetic antiracism are more important than ever,” promotion for the events stated.

Author: The Greenline

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