BLM Louisville

Black Lives Matter Louisville is a collective of organizers that work in a fusion for Black Louisville to build and rise up our communities from our different platforms. While maintaining our various scopes, we can affirm that all #BlackLivesMatter.

Over the past 4 years, our organizing has revealed several issues in and around Black Louisville. We understand that reform is a promise, but it is not one that we can rely on to sustain Black people, Black bodies or to produce Black Liberation. We believe in building new systems built on principles that support the transformation of Black lives. We have 4 main squads/teams that support the work of Black Louisville communities: Education, Healing, Housing, and Police Accountability Team.

Education Team: BLM Louisville is apart of a Community Collective Education action team composed of different community activist and organizations. We hold JCPS accountable on it’s productivity around Black and Brown students and the communities that they come from. 
Housing Team: Our mission of our housing team is to combat generational poverty and marginalization of home ownership that exists for Black people in the city. We believe a foundation for racial justice and equity begins when wealth is redistributed, and reparations given by people who have historically benefited from systems of white supremacy, colonialism and capitalism.
Healing Team: We are one of a handful of cities in America with a Racial/Intersectional trauma center run by people of color with solely therapists of color on call. The center is known as the Collective Care Center (“CCC”). The center operates on a sliding scale as low as $5, and for those unable to pay that to get their healing needs met, we have a healing scholarship that will cover the costs. We also have connections with community partners that specialize in acupuncture, massage, holistic healing, and other naturalistic methods. We do outreach to the community with regard to the destigmatization of mental illness, education on mental health and coping techniques/individual healing.
Police Accountability: BLM Louisville whole heartedly believes that the abolishment of the police is necessary for Black self determination. We believe that people have the instincts to govern themselves without the ever presence of law enforcement. We are also cognizant that the current structure of law enforcement and the judicial system is one that was created from the genocide of Brown, indigenous folks of these lands and the chattel enslavement of Black people.

While our teams grow and squad tactics strengthen, (from funding to base building) we stay committed to the #staylowandbuild- for better understanding, the foundation that eliminates the root causes of our oppression.

RECENT CHAPTER UPDATES

Black Lives Matter Cambridge is Listening to Our Community

Black Lives Matter Cambridge is Listening to Our Community

June 27, 2018

Working with Black youth and Black Families: Black families continue to experience racism in Cambridge Public Schools, so BLM Cambridge has been attending family conferences and administration meetings with Black families as witnesses, as advocates, and aunties.   The Black
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Video: Centering Blacktivisim

Video: Centering Blacktivisim

March 5, 2018

After the 90th #Oscars, during which Andra Day and Common performed “Stand Up For Something” and centered activists and movements from across the world, the Black Lives Matter Global Network released this powerful new video about our Network, our chapters,
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Make this Christmas a Black Xmas

Make this Christmas a Black Xmas

November 29, 2017

This season we are calling for a boycott of White capitalism and #BuildBlackCommunity. This means no spending with White corporations 11/24/2017-1/1/2018! They are encouraging everyone to #CurbYourConsumerism for the holidays. Instead of buying, consider donating to Black organizations in the
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BLACK TO BRAZIL: M4BL ORGANIZER DELEGATION

October 30, 2017

During the month of November, Juntos, a Brazilian youth led political organization will be celebrating Dia da Consciência Negra — Day of Black Consciousness by hosting conferences and actions across the country. As part of a growing relationship between the
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THE PROVOCATEURS: A MASTER SERIES

October 27, 2017

The Provocateurs is a creative video series produced by Black Lives Matter Art +Culture. The series features established artists and creatives from all fields who create within a politically radical framework. Artists will give 12 min TED- style talks about
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SUPPORTING ARMANI LEE BY BLM SACRAMENTO

October 17, 2017

BLM Sacramento is currently helping to support Armani Lee who was attacked by undercover cops that never identified themselves, shot 6 times and lived through it. His family was called and told he was dead while they tried to wait
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SIGN THIS PETITION BY BLM CAMBRIDGE  

October 17, 2017

Sign BLM Cambridge’s petition to drop the charges filled against the #FightSupremacy protesters. At least 33 people were arrested on Saturday, August 19th in Boston, as riot police descended upon protesters and escalated the demonstration into outright chaos. Many of
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BLM PORTLAND HAS LAUNCHED A ZINE

October 17, 2017

BLM Portland has released a zine outlining their work in Portland Area and community. It details their Call to Action, their work, and their beliefs. It is beautifully crafted and named Unbroken Black and Free, you can read it here
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BLM TAMPA IRMA RELIEF CAMPAIGN

BLM TAMPA IRMA RELIEF CAMPAIGN

October 17, 2017

BLM Tampa is working in solidarity with the affected communities of Hurricane Irma. Although the storm weakened before the direct hit, many communities of color, especially black communities, took severe damage, including but not limited to: structural damage, flooding and
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SUPPORTING #STANDUPFORBLACKLIVES

SUPPORTING #STANDUPFORBLACKLIVES

October 17, 2017

Stand Up Louisville has become one of the voices for Black Louisville during this Movement for Black Lives.  Every Sunday at Stand Up Sunday, they provide support for folks who have dedicated their lives to this movement. By feeding, providing
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Black Lives Matter DC Open House

October 11, 2017

Come out to learn about our work and how you can get involved! We have made our BIG shift from being a small collective to expanding and working to help foster the growth of a BLM ecoystem of organizers, activists,
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Prosecute police who kill our people!

October 11, 2017

We are demanding that District Attorney Jackie Lacey bring charges against police when they kill our people, beginning with the filing of charges against former Inglewood police officers Michael Jaen, Richard Parcella, Jason Cantrell, Sean Reidy and Andrew Cohen who
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BLM Philly Raising Money for Lupus!

October 11, 2017

BLM Philly put together a team for this year’s Lupus Loop which raises money that sustains and supports the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that primarily impacts Black Women. BLM Philly members have been impacted by
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