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“This is our thing”: Burlington Youth take Action in Black Lives Matter

Protestors clothed in black march down Burlington's Pearl Street on September 3, 2020. 
Photo: Anna Huener
Anna Huener October 4, 2020

The killing of George Floyd in May of 2020 sparked an eruption of protests and social media outrage around the United States. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic...

EMS students raise BLM flag

EMS students raise BLM flag
Anna Huener November 20, 2019

On November 12, 2019, ten Edmunds Middle School (EMS) students sat in the Burlington High School cafeteria, each one wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. All of the students present were part of the EMS...

Black Lives Matter at BHS

Members of the BHS Social Justice Union celebrate as the unanimous verdict to raise the flag is announced.
Emma Chaffee February 16, 2018

Burlington High School (BHS) will become the second high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag on Monday, February 19th. This past Tuesday, the Burlington school board voted unanimously...

New activist group: Social Justice Union

Social Justice Union Logo
Photo: Courtesy of Social Justice Union
Summer Grace October 13, 2017

The Social Justice Union is a newly formed activism group at Burlington High School (BHS). Hawa Adam, Binti Malawia, and Balkisa Omar started the group, which is dedicated to addressing discrimination...

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