A July 10 document, a copy of a confirmed email sent by Plano ISD Counselor Dianne Evans to her colleagues, Sian Flores and Amy Henry, includes three attachments entitled, “talking points for clinicians around comm trauma,” “Justice in June,” and a “Master list of Black Revolutionary readings.” Originally sent on June 12, the email and documents have been circulating on social media.
“In coming to the end of my webinar week and thought I would share a tool that was provided by Dr. Marva Robinson during the webinar entitled: Understanding the Black Experience in America: Be the Change You Want to See in the World,” Dianne Evans, LCSW-S Special Education Counseling Services, writes.
Evans, whose salary is paid for by taxpayers, serves the following campuses, according to her email: Academy HS, Beaty ECS, Carpenter MS, Jackson ES, Mendenhall ES, Plano Senior HS, Shepard ES, Solomon Adult Transition, Well ES.
In one of the attachments is a guide to study cultural Marxist ideology, with hyperlinks to numerous resources. It details a weekly day planner of things to watch, read, listen to, and act on. One of the listed acts states: “Help reallocate city budgets by defunding the police. The following link leads to Defund12.org, which generates an email template pre-populated with elected officials emails. Simply fill in some of your information and the body of the message (advocating for defunding the police in that city) is automatically filled in for you.”
The “Master List of Black Revolutionary Readings” includes: Basic Marxism-Leninism Study Plan, Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Revolution, Che Guevara: Guerrilla Warfare, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels’ Communist Manifesto, Vladimir Lenin’s The State and Revolution and Libyan Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book.
School officials said the webinar “was not authorized, nor is it in use,” according to a report by Texas Scorecard.
According to Evans’ email, her webinar week was ongoing in June.
According to the Black Lives Matter website, the first four of its 13 guiding principles include collective value (regardless of sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status or location), diversity, restorative justice, and globalism.
Others include an emphasis on black villages (disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement), black women (free from sexism, misogyny, and male-centeredness), queer affirming, transgender affirming, unapologetically black, black families (dismantle patriarchal families), and intergenerational efforts against ageism.
According to a 2015 Real News Network interview, two out of three of its cofounders, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, “are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are supervised on ideological theories.”
Black Lives Matter’s proposed public school curriculum for the fall states that if local school board members decline to use their curriculum, they are branded as “racist” and “bigots.”