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In the movement towards achieving liberation from oppression for Black People and ALL People of Color, there will be several challenges that we face. We already contend with agencies that profit from the current systems of control that thwart our efforts to live full and meaningful lives.
Agents of oppression rely on systems of power.
Black Lives Matter - Burlington VT has a mission to restructure these systems is such ways that it is no longer possible for oppressive forces to operate in their current forms.
There are many organizations dedicated to facilitating changes to the current social infrastructures. Several of these infrastructures directly contribute to the suffering of Black People and ALL People of Color:
Black Lives Matter VT
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Justice for All
Black Lives Matter - Burlington VT was formed in order to address the lack of understanding around the concept of Intersection within the movement towards Racial Justice and Liberation for Black People for ALL People of Color within the State of Vermont.
Unfortunately, the systems in play that have created the need for Racial Justice organizations to address the deliberate, calculated, and malicious oppression of Black People and ALL People of Color are so pervasive that their effects can create devastation even within organizations meant to counteract their every attempt at our destruction.
Lack of understanding around the concept of Intersection is a "chink in the armor" that our oppressors are exploiting. If Racial Justice Organizations cannot acknowledge this weakness, seek council from those with knowledge, and commit to modifying their practices accordingly, OUR EFFORTS WILL BE IN VAIN.
Black Lives Matter - Burlington VT was not only formed in order to address weaknesses within Racial Justice Organizations. At it's core lies the very same Guiding Principles that the National Black Lives Matter campaign lists on it's website. These principles, when taken to heart, c