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Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana

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

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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.

Good Vibes Only 07/15/2016

Voices For Racial Justice 06/23/16

Third Death in Champaign County Jail

In only an eerie, short span of months we have lost 3 black individuals placed in the cells of the Champaign County jail. December 1st 2015 it was Toya Frazier, March 27th 2016 Paul Clifton, and  June 10th 2016 Veronica Horstead. Keeping those in police custody  has only resulted in  more stolen black lives and torn families/communities. We demand answers, we demand justice, we demand humanity.

Links to stories:

Veronica Horstead

Paul Clifton

Toya Frazier

 

Activist, Jasmine “Abdullah” Richards sentenced to 90 days in prison

Founder of Black Lives Matter Pasadena will be spending 90 days in a California prison and serving 3 years probation. Jasmine Abdullah Richards is the first black person to ever be convicted of “felony lynching”, and wrongfully so. Continue to spread and donate for justice:

Color of Change Petition for Jasmine

Donate To Jasmine’s Defense

NO JAIL TIME FOR JASMINE ABDULLAH RICHARDS

29-year-old Pasadena Black Lives Matter Activist, Jasmine “Abdullah” Richards was falsely convicted of “felony lynching” and is now facing 4 years in prison.

What activist Jasmine Richards’s “lynching” conviction means for the Black Lives Matter movement-Victoria M.Massie

How you can help:

Color of Change Petition for Jasmine

Donate to Jasmine’s Defense

BLM-CU Freedom School: Starts 06/08/16

Looking for inclusive educational resources that are black centering, self-affirming, and liberating for you child? Black Lives Matter Champaign-Urbana presents our summer Freedom School program, where children can learn about their history beyond American colonialist terms. The curriculum will focus on ancient Egyptian civilization and the histories, cultures, and revolutions throughout the African Diaspora.

Those interested can sign up at the Douglass Community Center ( 512 E Grove St, Champaign, IL 61820)

We accept children of ages 6 and 7

And class will be Wednesdays, 9AM-11AM, starting June 8th

The Miseducation Of Hip-Hop Youth Work Shop 06/06/16-06/10/16

Hosted by Mother Nature’s Klevah & T.R.U.T.H., hip-hop artists/activists continue to enrich the community with their art. Workshop runs through June 6th-June 10th at the Independent Media Center 2PM-4PM. Attendance is free, ages 13-18 year old, open to all backgrounds.

Sign-up Here: Summer Hip Hop Workshop

For More information about Mother Nature: http://www.mothernaturebarz.com/

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