THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES
We want to start by saying we see you. We see all of those who have taken action from their computers, in their communities and on the streets. This week we are asking folks to continue to join us in the defense of Black life.
The time for action is now, people are taking to the streets, flooding social media, calling local officials and demanding justice for those who have been killed by the police all over the county and now is the time to join them.
With all actions, there are a variety of risks and roles. All roles are important, and this moment is no different. In the last three months, 100,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19, and Black people are dying disproportionately. As we move into collective and community action, we have to learn the risks involved, and how to keep ourselves and our communities safe. There is no one right way to take action. Do what you can from where you can. Power building takes many shapes. Thanks for joining us.
The Movement For Black Lives, and organizers mobilizing across the country, invite you to take part in a week of action June 1st to 7th in defense of Black lives. This is an opportunity to uplift and fight alongside those turning up in the streets and online.
By Friday, after a week of taking action together, we will have flexed our collective muscle and built power nationwide.
We know there are many of you who are participating in actions this week, so please tag us on social media: @Mvmnt4BlkLives on Twitter, @mvmnt4blklives on Instagram, and @mvmt4bl on Facebook, so we can share and amplify what you’re doing.
M4BL WEEK OF ACTION
As we mentioned, some actions carry more risk than others, and especially during a pandemic. We encourage you to take all safety precautions and to listen to best practices from your local public health officials. Each day for the week of action represents one of our demands. We offer some ideas for you, your family, and friends to take action in your community and resources to learn how. Given the public health crisis, each idea is segmented by level of risk. Green is low risk, Yellow is medium risk, and Red is high risk. We trust you will make the best decisions for yourself and your community.