Academics in the Philadelphia area, across Pennsylvania, and beyond are circulating a letter of support for the Philly Education Black Lives Matter Week of Action starting on Monday, 1/23.
As they state in their letter, these higher-education educators support the BLM Week of Action because "these goals are vital for educators, parents, students, and all communities in order to...
create a space for introspection and dialogue around the 13 guiding principles;
build deeper connections between educators, parents, students, and community organizations;
stand in support of national organizing supporting Black Lives Matter;
empower students and student groups to play a leading role in this week and moving forward.
The letter closes by reflecting on the role of all educators in building more a just world in our classrooms: "We are committed to teaching, learning, and culture in our classrooms that reflect these missions and goals, and to our role in building the leadership of our students to live by them. The survival and empowerment of all communities demands this."
Over 100 academics have signed on so far! Click here to add your name.
See below for the full Statement of Support: