This is a local #BlackLivesMatter chapter in the metropolitan area. BLM was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The BLM mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities. We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.
We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.
We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.
This group is for the go getters. The entrepreneurs. The dream chasers. The game changers and change-makers. This group is for the community and all of the community. The community servants, the community leaders, the community members, the Black community, the communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and we recognize the trials and tribulations of marginalized communities. White allies are encouraged to join. Allyship is required! Our goal is to make everyone feel seen and heard and leverage this group as an opportunity promote your work and brand while still feeling part of everyone’s everyday lives. If we slip up and make mistakes, we accept that. We are learning and growing together.
We encourage you to share what you are doing and how you are feeling in your everyday lives. We aim to encourage socioemotional health that comes with the hard-work we put in each day.
This group is a safe space for:
•Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx
•Queer, Lesbian, Pansexual, and bisexual folx
•All educational/economical backgrounds
Who promote meaningful change in our communities, whether it’s through volunteerism, non-profits, or the work we do.
As we want to foster an environment that feels welcome to all, we ask that we as a group, listen to other group members when hurtful wording or terminology is brought to our attention and use these as moments to learn and do better.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.