“The events of the past week hang heavily on our hearts. We are a nation mourning a staggering loss of life to COVID; we are a nation rocked by economic hardship and financial insecurity; we are convulsed by a troubling disunity, and now we are righteously enraged by the continuing loss of Black lives to racialized violence. In all the ways we can, we must also be a nation calling for justice. Black lives matter.” -Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director, NWP

The Southern Nevada Writing Project stands firmly against racism in all of its forms and calls for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all Black lives lost to racialized violence. Black lives matter.

Anti-racist education through reflection, discussion, and writing are of the utmost importance to SNWP. This summer, we will use this space to share resources for educators and invite SNWP teacher-leaders to engage in conversations with one another about actions we can take in our classrooms and communities. Please message this page or snwp1984@gmail.com if you have a resource to share or wish to be a part of leading these conversations.

Click here to read the full statement from the National Writing Project and here to read the full statement from UNLV.

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