Most of the collaborators responsible for adapting this guide are white women who benefit from white supremacist systems, and there are limits and hidden biases at work that stem from our privileges and perspectives. We have attempted to bring together quality, relevant resources on Black Lives Matter for the Clark community, and we welcome feedback and suggestions for the guide, particularly from the perspectives and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and non-Black People of Color (BIPOC) members of the Clark community.
Adapted from DU Libraries
This research guide provides background to the Black Lives Matter movement as a response to state-sanctioned violence against people of color. These resources are for students and educators to contextualize how the movement has sprung from a history of systemic racism in the U.S., including police brutality, mass-incarceration, discrimination, and institutional structures that keep people of color in poverty. The guide intends to educate and inspire action.
This guide is heavily based on the Black Lives Matter guide from Lane Community College, originally developed in collaboration with Billy von Raven, and maintained/updated by librarian Claire Dannenbaum...thanks!
"In 2013, three radical Black organizers—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.
The project is now a member-led global network of more than 40 chapters. Our members organize and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression." Read more…