Edmonds School District planning Black Lives Matter Month of Action in February

In preparation for February’s Black Lives Matter month of action, the Edmonds School District has formed a Black Lives Matter Month of Action Planning Committee. Any Edmonds School District student, family and staff are welcome to help create virtual activities and events for students, families, and staff. The committee will meet a few times between now and March to plan a variety of events.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10

Those who would like to attend should email Sally Guzman: GuzmanReyesS@edmonds.wednet.edu.

Learn more at the Black Lives Matter Month of Action Planning Committee website.

6 Replies to “Edmonds School District planning Black Lives Matter Month of Action in February”

  1. How about prioritizing getting “all” of the students back into the classroom or just admit that public schools and teachers are not all that essential since they are refusing ( through their union ) to go back to work ?


    1. I think that is absolutely right, Jay. Also they need to catch up on all the math, science, and other essential subjects that they need so desperately. We hear enough about everyones’s opinion on BLM in today’s media!


  2. Americans use to celebrate days of the year: Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr Day, 4th of July, Presidents Day, etc. More recently, I have noticed a call for month long celebrations. This prompted me to do a bit of research and I was surprised to see how many “month long” celebrations we have both in our country and abroad. Wikipedia has a nice little list of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_month-long_observances
    In the United States, we have three different month long celebration options to choose from in February: Black History Month, American Heart Month, and National Bird Feeding Month.
    Now, according to the Edmonds School District, we now have “Black Lives Matter Month” and the school district doesn’t stop there (because the words you use mean everything) they added the word “Action” to the end of the month… “Black Lives Matter Month of Action” What does this mean and why were these words chosen?
    The school district is saying it is no longer acceptable to study black history. The future is to take action in regards to black lives. Our school district is no longer focused on educating our students. They are focused on having our students become activists in the community. Activism, according to the words they are choosing, has become more important than history. The traditional subject of History has now been officially hijacked by Activism. This is the future of progressive education. This way of thinking is what drives our progressive and our politically active mayor and city council of Edmonds.
    The activism is seen clearly on the corners of Westgate in Edmonds, in Downtown Portland (almost every night), in Seattle on Inauguration Day, and at the capital most recently.
    What is next Edmonds? I see the direction this city is going!


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