2016: #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter: The Imperative of Racial Justice Activism in Our Time

Friday, January 22, 2016, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Black. Lives. Matter. These three words have given voice to a new era of activism responding to the litany of African-American shooting deaths at the hands of police and vigilantes in recent years, and more broadly to the anti-black racism that has pervaded U.S. society since slavery. At this day-long teach-in we will foreground the vital work that activists do to promote racial justice across a variety of arenas. Our hope is that everyone—from those who’ve never given much thought to activism to those who are on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter movement—will come away with a renewed commitment to be a proactive advocate for black life.

Here’s our video footage from the day!

Click here for a storify summary and here and here for photo galleries from the day!

Black Lives Matter Teach-In Poster-page

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.