Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter – DMV

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Black Lives Matter – DMV

Overview

A major Black Lives Matter social movement organization based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is focused on the advancement of Black Americans and the dismantlement of systemic racism in society and government. It is also well known for its collective efforts against the local government, especially when attempting to raise awareness about cases of police brutality. The organization’s social media accounts are notoriously active, with several campaigns directed against the mayor of DC herself.

According to its website, BLM-DMV is currently led by Erika Totten, Omolara Williams, Aaron Goggans, and April Goggans.

Mission

BLM-DC’s stated mission is as follows:

The mission of Black Lives Matter DC is to actualize liberation right now by confronting and dismantling structural oppression, creating radical healing spaces to process racial stress and internalized oppression, combating erasure of marginalized Black people everywhere it appears, building community power within Black neighborhoods, and forming critical connections with Black folks who share the same desire for collective liberation.

Source: http://www.blacklivesmatterdmv.org/about/

Social Media Accounts

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BLACKLIVESMATTERDMV/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DMVBlackLives

Profile was last updated on February 19, 2017.

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