Blair celebrates Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Feb. 13, 2023, 7:57 a.m. | By Sudhish Swain | 1 year, 5 months ago

To celebrate Black History Month, Blair is hosting different activities each day from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

During the week from Feb. 6th - 10th, Blair recognized the Black Lives Matter Week of Action through opportunities each day to center joy, elevate Black experiences, and celebrate staff and students. The Black Lives Matter at School coalition organizes the annual Black Lives Matter Week of Action which is dedicated to advancing the fight for racial justice and equality in education by promoting, building, and creating change. According to the coalition’s website, their goal is to “[organize] for racial justice in education.”

A different activity took place each school day during lunch. On Monday, there was a partnership between the Black Student Union (BSU) and Pride+ in the media center to discuss the role of black LGBTQ+ activists in freedom struggles. On Tuesday, there was a student to activist discussion in the media center. On Wednesday, the Fine Arts department made original posters and pins across from the counseling office. On Thursday, there was a Double Dutch contest outside of the media center. Friday was a day for Blazers to wear all-black clothing or clothing from a historically black college/university (HBCU). There was also an HBCU panel in the media center which included talks from counselor Kirk Simms, social studies teacher Michael Burnell and social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. 

Double Dutch Contest during lunch on Thursday (2/9) outside of the Media Center Photo courtesy of Sudhish Swain.

This coming week, Blair is hosting Black History Month Spirit Week, coordinated by students in Sankofa and Black Student Union. The events on each day of the week can be found here and below courtesy of @sankofa2023 on Instagram.

Activities at Blair for Black History Month Spirit Week 2/13-2/17 Photo courtesy of Sudhish Swain.


Last updated: Feb. 15, 2023, 8:05 a.m.

Tags: Black History Month

Sudhish Swain. Hi! I'm Sudhish (he/him) and I'm one of the sports editors as well as a videographer. I often record videos at games, write beats, post recaps/galleries/videos on our social medias, and more! Besides SCO, I love running, listening to music, and learning new languages! More »

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