Black Lives Matter was started on July 13th, 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer, George Zimmerman. Since then the movement has grown, and with it differing opinions about what it stands for and what it does. Tonight we will review a short history of Black Lives Matter and what it stands for today. Then we will talk about whether that aligns with our understanding, how it is the same and how it differs, and meaning it has for us as citizens of Marblehead and the larger community.
Join us as we deepen our understanding of Black Lives Matter at our "Conversations on Race," on Monday, April 23rd, at the Abbot Public Library, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The discussion will be facilitated by members of the Marblehead Racial Justice Team, who bring their background in racial justice and group facilitation to support the conversation. Join us to listen, learn, and talk openly with others striving to move racial justice forward.
Never been? Come at 6:45 pm to ask any questions you may have about the process of civil conversations. Bring a friend!