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Black Lives Matter: About BLM

Included in this guide are print and online resources relevant to the further study of issues surrounding the #blacklivesmatter movement

Black Lives Matter photo by cuboctahedron (2014) on flickr

#BlackLivesMatter began as a social-media movement when activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created the hashtag in response to the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. The movement gathered momentum after 18-year old Mike Brown was killed by the Ferguson, MO Police Department. Since then, #BlackLivesmatter has grown into an international civil rights movement that is invested in eliminating the interconnected forms of oppression and injustice that disproportionately impacts Black people. (BlackLivesMatter.com, 2016)

About this guide

This guide is a starting point for members of the Shoreline Community College community seeking resources relevant to the Black Lives Matter movement. Some aspects of this guide are reproduced with permission from The University of Arizona's Ferguson Resources Guide, created by Nicole Pagowsky and Niamh Wallace. 

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