Wakanda STEM Outreach
A "Black Panther" Science Justice Chat

Join Oakland's March for Science organizer Ravi Valleti for a utopia/Wakanda-centered discussion on Science & Justice. See the following BET clip about Black people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Serenity House
1209 W. Lehigh Avenue
Phila, PA 19133


The Caucus of Working Educators Racial Justice Committee is organizing the second annual Black Lives Matter Week of Action this February 5-10, 2018. Last year’s day and week of action in Seattle and Philadelphia has moved educators across the country to organize in a nationwide Week of Action across the country. This nationwide week of action is once again focusing on the 13 guiding principles of Black Lives Matter. Building on the momentum of the national Black Lives Matter movement, this year’s week will take place in cities across the U.S. - including Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago, and Milwaukee - to promote a set of three demands focused on improving the school experience for students of color.
In 2017, educators and community members in more than 100 schools and organizations stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Week of Action and used social media to capture the breadth of student work connected to the week. Using the hashtag #BLMPhlED hundreds of supporters shared images from across and beyond Philadelphia. The Caucus curated teaching resources and curriculum compiled by educators across the district. The week was covered by dozens of media outlets nationwide and received endorsements by over a hundred organizations and academics, including Councilwoman Helen Gym.
The Black Lives Matter Week of Action in 2018 will continue to:
  • create a space for introspection and dialogue around the 13 guiding principles.
  • build connections between educators, parents, students, and community organizations.
  • stand in support with national organizing supporting Black Lives Matter.
  • empower students to play a leading role in this week and moving forward.

What is in this folder?
  • A curriculum guide with links to lesson resources from 2017 and 2018 (to come)
  • A flyer with all ways to plug in
  • A copy of the national and local demands
  • A copy of FAQ’s
  • A calendar with live links to all evening work
  • Information about how to get t-shirts, buttons, and stickers
  • With more to come

Watch this powerful video for the organizing story.

Image: Philadelphia high school students protests on Benjamin Franklin Parkway (November 17, 1967).

A Night in Wakanda: Black Panther Premiere After-Party

Fri, February 16, 9pm – Sat, February 17, 2am
La Fusion Lounge, 1136 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Come experience A Night of Wakanda with BLM Philly at La Fusion Lounge as we celebrate the spirit of Black Joy and Afro-futurism on the opening night of the Black Panther movie!
Doors open at 9PM and the party goes until 2AM. There will be musical performances, DJ sets featuring Afrobeat, hip hop classics, and more music of the diaspora, Black Cinema and Comics Quizzo, and a costume contest. Turn up in your best afro-futuristic duds or cosplay for a shot at the prize! $7 dollar drink specials run until midnight.
Ticket $20. Tickets include admission, two drink tickets, and dessert. Tickets are limited and must be purchased ahead of time.
The party will be held at La Fusion Lounge at 1136 S 11th Street. There is a full menu of great drinks, sushi rolls, and other appetizers.
All are welcome!
-No Racism
-No Sexism
-No Fatphobia
-No Ageism
-No Transphobia