Building Inclusive Racial and Gender Justice Movements
Move to End Violence and its Movement Makers have come together to stand with the hundreds of thousands in our country and millions around the world to assert that our lives and liberation are connected and inextricable. #BlackLivesMatter. We stand with these leaders and ask you to join us in advancing inclusive racial and gender justice movements now. Black women and girls, alongside the black men and boys in their communities, deserve safety and visibility. #blacklivesmatter #freemarissa #whywecantwait
*Marcia Olivo’s translation: “Living with dignity, with freedom, and without any fear is the right that we all have.”
More About BlackLivesMatter: Alicia Garza, Opal Ayo, Patrisse Marie Cullors created #BlackLivesMatter, a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement. Read more about the history.