What is Black Lifes Matter?
The Black Lives Matter Movement (BLMM) has brought together millions in the fight for justice. Justice for Trayvon Martin, justice for Michael Brown, justice for Eric Garner, and justice for the endless others who have lost their lives at the hands of malicious prejudice. The expansive BLM movement affirms the lives of those suffering injustice through resilience in the face of oppression.
Since the George Floyd tragedy we've taken steps to educate ourselves about the movement and to learn how we could galvanize the conversation.
If we work together we can build a collective that holds society accountable for issues that systematically and disproportionately impact Black communities. And through education we may open our eyes to the injustice of all, and better equip ourselves to aid in the battle for liberation.
This #BLACKLIVESMATTER post will be a living feature on our site. We will add and develop it as the movement evolves and our knowledge develops. We hope you will join us in this stand for justice.
We've made a note of some resources we found valuable, but this list is by no means exhaustive.
Places to donate:
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Black Was Not a Label by Kathryn H. Ross
- "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh
Regardless of race, we all have a moral duty to liberate the sufferers of injustice.