#BlackLivesMatter 4th Anniversary

18 Jul #BlackLivesMatter 4th Anniversary

Alicia Garza created #BlackLivesMatter in July 2012 with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of her sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the crime he committed. It was a response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements.

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Read more.

Also check out these steps White people can take to be an ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and shape our communities to be antiracist and multicultural.