You know the movement but do you know the women behind it?

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After the murder of Trayvon Martin, these ladies felt compelled to take action and what they created went National and beyond!?

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  • Organizers, freedom fighters, and justice seekers.

  • Creators of Black Lives Matter; a chapter-based national organization that was formed in 2013 to improve the lives of African-Americans and rebuild the Black Nationalist Movement.

  • Garza co-founded the BLM with Cullors and Tometi as a call to action after an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, was killed and his murderer went free.

  • Cullors is an advocate for criminal justice reform in Los Angeles.

  • Tometi serves as executive director and guides various chapters in the works they do when leading demonstrations, protesting institutional racism, and taking legal stands against injustices.

We encourage you and your children to learn more about this recent history and the Black Lives Matter movement and please also share anything interesting you find with us! We love to learn too.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What is their platform?? What is their program of community services?? Who actually funds them?? So far after all the police lynchings , I have not seen them make at least one Boycott go viral citywide state wide or nationwide, fact all I have seen are marches and protests that give the same one s they protesting millions in overtime!

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