The Code

All children at BlackLivesMatter Freedom School are expected and encouraged to conduct themselves based on the following code:

My Black life matters, and I love myself and respect myself.

My Black life matters, so I do the best in all that I do.

My Black life matters and therefore I do not put myself down, tell myself I can’t do something, or treat my work with disrespect.

My brothers, sisters, and siblings are kings, queens, and non binary royalty and their Black lives matter.  I will love and protect them as I love and protect myself.

My class-mates Black lives matter therefore I do not put them down, call them names, attempt to hurt their bodies or their spirits.

My elders Black Lives Matter.  I treat with respect following my CODE in their presence and in their absence.