Black Lives Matter Vancouver Washington knows that smaller towns have an important role in making sure Black Lives Matter everywhere. We are centered in remembering our Black roots and creating Black community. Through our connection to our Black history, which began before slavery, we build a future of freedom. We uplift the Black Lives Matter principles of Empathy, Loving Engagement, and Restorative Justice because we know that doing so strengthens us as a people. We are committed to empowering our youth to reach their full potential and to creating an equitable world for Blacks and all people to thrive in.