Resources: On the Movement

Black Lives Matter Vs. All Lives Matter

Why Black Lives Matter is Crucial, All Lives Matter is Unnecessary, and White Lives Matter is just Racist

Why You Should Stop Saying “All Lives Matter” Explained in 9 Different Ways  – “..a better way to understand Black Lives Matter is by looking at its driving phrase as “black lives matter, too.” So all lives do matter, obviously, but it’s one subset of lives in particular that’s currently undervalued in America.”

About the Movement

What The World Needs To Know About Black Lives Matter

The Top 4 Myths About the Black Lives Matter Movement – Debunked

The Movement for Black Lives – Platform Statement – “In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda…”

9 Ways We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible – Fantastic article! “So here’s my access request to my social justice community: I want [our activism] to be full of love. And love – radical love, transformative love, the kind that brings people in and changes us over a million private revolutionary moments – doesn’t leave people out of the movement.” imagine jusice

We didn’t start a movement. We started a network. – from Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac, who co-founded the hashtag. “And as we inch closer to liberation, we will do so in different ways, and it is important to note the differences in how we approach this important work. As a friend of mine recently said: ‘there’s no one right way to get free…'”

What #BlackLivesMatter Is Actually Asking For – And Why It Benefits You, Too – great intro to the movement

Movement Strategies

The Powerful Symbolism of Shutting Down an Interstate  – “Shutting down Interstates is a powerful and meaningful symbolic protest. It disrupts the thing which has materially enabled self-segregation. We have sacrificed our communities to allow people to pass through, fast. The symbolism of forcing a pause is powerful. Requiring that this mechanism, the one thing drivers are universally happy to claim ownership of in our urban areas, grind to a halt, is a powerful and meaningful statement.”

American Devotion to Order over Justice Must End – “If both the legal and electoral systems are unable to realize the rights of communities of color and the working poor, then disruption tactics by activists become a necessary strategy.”

Why Highways Have Become the Center of Civil Rights Protest – Insightful, thorough article!