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Black Lives Matter at School Mural Project

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Creative Challenge for Students and Staff

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What is the Black Lives Matter at School Mural Project?
This is a long-term, district-wide project that celebrates Black joy, excellence, and culture through creative expressions! Work submitted will be assembled into an interactive mural on public display for the community to visit. 
 
How do I participate?
*Reimagine school aligned with the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black Lives Matter at School movement
*Reimagine schools filled with "abundant love, joy, solidarity, justice and anti-racism”
*Synthesize learning, celebrating Black joy, excellence, culture, and social justice
*Submit student work that celebrates Black Lives Matter at School through this creative challenge
 
What kind of creative content will be accepted?
In addition to 2D art and media, memes, animation, poetry, creative writing, music, dance, and theatre performances of all kinds apply! 
 
What is the deadline?
Creative content will be received on an ongoing basis through March 2021.
 
How do I submit work?
Complete this Google Form or email your submissions to ICSD Communications.
 
How will the artwork become a mural?
Creative content will be collected and assembled into an interactive mural on public display for the community to visit. 2D artwork will be copied into a monochrome scale. All original artwork or non-media creative content will be returned to the artist.
 
Why make a district-wide Black Lives Matter at School mural?
Historically, in our country and in Ithaca, Black students and their culture, rich history, and societal experiences have been marginalized in the educational process, as reflected in the ICSD Equity Report Card.

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, Year of Purpose, Lifetime of Practice is an opportunity to provide learning experiences to develop relationships that embrace differences, examine biases, and advocate for justice.

These relationships will help us develop a more caring and thoughtful school district. We hope that the mural will be a reflection of an authentic process to build bridges, provide healing and address racism.
 
Seeking additional resources?
In an effort to assist you in this important work, here are some additional resources that may spark ideas or provide inspiration!
 
Different Ways to Participate
Week of Action: Student Voice
Share your stories! Express your thinking!
What does Black Lives Matter at School mean to you?
Why create a Black Lives Matter at School mural?
Year of Purpose: Creative Content
ReImagine in this Creative Challenge!
Write | Sketch | Play | Express | Share
All existing classroom projects celebrating Black joy, excellence, and culture apply! 
A Lifetime of Practice
Celebrate, Reflect, Change, Grow!
See your artwork. See the artwork made by your community.
Take a trip to the interactive Black Lives Matter at School mural.
Anticipated completion is May 2021.
 

Special thanks to the staff and community members who served on the Mural Development Committee and helped to launch this project! 

Contact: 
Daphne Shululu
Fine & Performing Arts Director
daphne.shululu@icsd.k12.ny.us