Posted on November 10, 2020

Dekalb County Schools Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Week

Leon Stafford, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 9, 2020

DeKalb County Schools says it hopes to engage with students and parents around social justice issues this week.


Events will include a social media celebration of historically Black colleges and universities today, focus on Black-owned businesses in DeKalb County on Tuesday, a “My Black is Beautiful Unity Day” on Wednesday and a student-led panel discussion on Thursday.

“In today’s society, the Black Lives Matter Movement represents a visual representation of what our ancestors fought for throughout history,” DeKalb Board of Education member Diijon DaCosta said. “Our ancestors fought for justice, freedom, equality, and change, which benefits minorities and people of color. {snip}”