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Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

Engaging in collective action against anti-Black racism in Champaign-Urbana

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September 2016

No, Joe Gerber. For the Kid’s Sake, Leave Them Alone.

-Your Sib, Liv

[image of out trans rights and black activist Blake Brockington wearing a green “Legalize Trans*” shirt,  who took his life on a interstate in Charlotte, NC  March 2015 ,due to depression and transphobic violence. Also brought the discussion of similar deaths: Leelah Alcorn and Ash Haffner]

Continue reading “No, Joe Gerber. For the Kid’s Sake, Leave Them Alone.”

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You’ll be loved and remembered Darren Seals

On Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016, 29 year-old  Ferguson, Missouri activist and leader of the Michael Brown protests, Darren Seals’ body was found shot inside of a burning vehicle. Authorities are ruling Seal’s death as a homicide and his murder is being investigated. Activist companions, friends, and family of Seals are deeply heartbroken and are wary of what may come next.

BLM-CU chapter honors, you, Darren Seals, for your courageousness,  efforts, and the love you’ve spread to your community.

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