Black Lives Matter at School Week

Published: January 28, 2021

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The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, or BGPSA, and the Critical Studies Working Group, or CSWG, are hosting Black Lives Matter at School Week. Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education. This year’s theme is "A Year of Purpose," and we are highlighting Black liberation, resiliency and joy. All are encouraged to join this weeklong virtual event beginning Jan. 31, and ending Feb. 5.

Sunday, Jan.31

Game Night/Trivia Kick Off Event

6-8 p.m.

Zoom ID: 842 145 3942

Join us as we introduce the week of events and engage in a virtual game of charades. Be sure to download the app “For the Culture” to play.

Monday, Feb.1 

Artwork Contest begins. Create and submit photos of personal artwork that symbolize justice, liberation, resilience and joy. Winners of the artwork contest will receive cash prizes. First place will win $350, second place will win $225 and third place will win $125. Submissions can be sent to The deadline to submit is Feb. 4, at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced Feb.5, at 4 p.m. via email and Instagram @aubgpsa.

"Read-In on Reel" will begin on Monday, Feb 1. Submit Instagram reel videos of yourself reading a passage, poem,or other body of writing that speaks to you. The reel videos will be reposted on BGPSA’s page throughout the week.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Slam Poetry Night 

6-8 p.m.

Guest Speaker: @melaninmvskoke

Register by clicking here

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Virtual Movie Viewing via Kanopy – James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro

6-7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 4

Student Panel

6-8 p.m.

Topic: Black liberation, resiliency and joy

Panelists: Ashley Brown, LaVarius Harris, Kai Jones, Brittany Ransom and Jediael Fraser

Register by clicking here

Friday, Feb.5

Artwork Contest winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on Instagram @aubgpsa!

This week of events is sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, the Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity, the College of Education, the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling, the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, the Critical Studies Working Group and the Black Student Union. For question, contact Aleah Horton.

Submitted by: Madison Hanks