New Jersey Education Association promotes Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action despite the organization’s defense of Hamas


On January 23, 2024, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) posted in support of the “Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action” that will be taking place from February 5 through February 9, 2024. The NJEA told teachers in the post that if they were participating in the event to “take part in the Week of Action ‘Prep’ Rally on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.” The post provided a link to a zoom meeting that stated this year’s theme for the week is “Collective Value.”

This Zoom page stated: “There are many ways to participate in the Week of Action. You can use the student creative challenge as a lesson, show a film, or host a sip n’ paint. You can organize a postcard campaign, book drive, or double dutch party.”

The NJEA promoted the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.
There was a “prep” rally Zoom call for the week of action.

Black Lives Matter at School recently appeared to show support for the terrorist group Hamas. On October 17, 2023, Black Lives Matter at School published a statement accusing Israel of “settler colonialism, land dispossession, occupation, blockade, apartheid, and attempted genocide of millions of Palestinians.” The organization said the curricula taught to students “must include Palestinian existence, resistance, culture, global contributions, and the ongoing struggle to realize a free Palestine.” This was only days after Hamas attacked Israel.

Black Lives Matter at School appeared to publish a statement in support of Hamas.