Black Lives Matter Global Network Launches Black Lives Matter Arts + Culture X Black Futures Month with #BlackFutures Campaign

Black Futures Month 2019

Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture X Black Futures Month Will Feature Limited Edition ‘Black Future Is Now’ Interactive Capsule Collection Which Launches Today, Curated Art Shows, and a Conversation with Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors at Neuehouse

Black Future is Liberated
Black Future is Queer
Black Future is Youth
Black Future is _____

February 1, 2019 – Coinciding with Black History Month, Black Lives Matter Global Network presents Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture X Black Futures Month with a series of new initiatives including limited edition ‘Black Future Is’ capsule collection. Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture X Black Futures Month is dedicated to the theme of afro-futurism, inspiring us to envision, build, and define the Black future, where Black people are liberated.

In celebration of Black Futures Month, BLM will launch ‘Black Future Is’ capsule collection on its official e-commerce store, #BLMShop featuring a range of interactive graphic tees, hoodies and pins all with the iconic BLM 3 stripe streak. The capsule will allow BLM supporters to curate an idea of their own before purchasing an item, such as “Black Future is youth,” or “Black Future is liberated” graphic designs. In addition to speaking during Frieze Week at NeueHouse, BLM Arts+Culture is cultivating Black Futures Month Global Pop Ups in Toronto, LA, and ATL, to showcase the works of several emerging artists that embody Black art and culture.

In the coming weeks of February, the Black Futures Month national #BlackFutureIs PSA campaign will launch and feature powerful messages from celebrities, progressive activists and influencers which dares us to center love, liberation and freedom. BLM supporters can further enjoy special Black Futures Month content, quotes, and highlights on BLM social platforms and www.blacklivesmatter.com.

About Black Lives Matter Global Network: Founded in 2013 in the wake of the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, whose mission is to build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. We support the lives of the Black queer and transgender communities, the disabled, the undocumented, those with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives. From pop culture to design to fine arts, artists inspired by #BlackLivesMatter understand that creativity transforms politics, transforms our individual relationships, and transforms the world.