Watch the REPLAY of the livestream from the Grantmakers for Girls of Color National Funders Convening.
April 7th: Please join us for a conversation with Alvin Bragg, New York's first special prosecutor for police-related civilian deaths, and the organizers and victims’ families who campaigned to create his position. Moderated by Kai Wright of The Nation, we’ll get an inside look at the special prosecutor’s role and what work lies ahead.
Over the past year and a half, people from across the country have risen up and are calling for a transformation of our country. Across all of the demands and work coming from different parts of the movement, we seek at least three basic things.
Black Lives Matter organizers say their announced protest at the Mall of America was a “planned diversion” and a “decoy.” Their real goal was the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. Protesters did show up at the nation’s largest shopping mall Wednesday afternoon, but they quickly left and boarded trains for a quick trip to the nearby MSP airport where they blocked traffic and caused delays at both of the airports.
December 3rd, 2015 (Minneapolis) — We recognize that Black people in America, some of whom are LGBTQ, are systematically oppressed and we stand together affirming that Black Lives Matter. As LGBTQ organizations, we acknowledge that while our work is bound up with movements for racial healing and justice, and many members of our organizations and communities have shown up in support of this movement, we historically haven’t done enough to align our missions with work for racial justice. With this letter, we want to publicly state our support in a unified way, and ask our friends and supporters to step forward with us.
Watch Now: Funder Briefing on Policing Reform – Building on NYC Successes for a National Reform Movement.
In the past two years, Communities United for Policing Reform (CPR) has played a critical role in leading a campaign to pass landmark police accountability legislation in New York City and partnering with families of New Yorkers killed by police to secure executive action by Governor Cuomo to establish a special prosecutor for police killings throughout New York State. In spite of these victories, there remains much more to accomplish to transform police systems, policies, practices, and culture to be more accountable and transparent to the communities they serve. We invite you to join CPR and funders for a briefing to contextualize the recent victories and to learn how the philanthropic sector can partner with advocates to support this critical work.
On November 15, 2015, at about 1 a.m., Minneapolis police shot Jamar Clark, an unarmed 24-year-old black man. Last night, hundreds of protestors shut down a major highway in a bid for justice.
Northwest Detention Center Resistance Coalition members locked down to protest deportations at the private facility.
Yesterday, we helped the folks on 125th organize an incredible rally and press conference, complete with poems and songs and street theater. Here is a full round-up of press coverage!
By Tia Oso, Black Alliance for Just Immigration. I did this to focus the attention of the nation's largest gathering of progressive leaders and presidential hopefuls on the death of Sandra Bland and other black women killed while in police custody, because the most important and urgent issue of our day is structural violence and systemic racism that is oppressing and killing black women, men and children.