There Is An Official Chapter in Sacramento. Join The Movement! -- Black Lives Matter Sacramento Weekly Blog Update
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the Sacramento Activist School will be hosting a panel discussion on #BlackLivesMatter at Sol Collective. Regrettably, we, the Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), were not initially invited to this timely and much needed convening of local activists. An invitation was later extended less than a week before the event—clearly as an after thought. Housed within Incite Insight – a non-profit organization aimed at addressing anti-blackness, systemic racism, and empowering our community through education and action – Black Lives Matter Sacramento organizers have been strategizing, fighting for liberation, and seeking justice in the local area for over a year before becoming a recognized chapter within the national Black Lives Matter network. We were disappointed to not have been included in this discussion, moreover, we see this erasure, even if unintentional, as an attempt to silence us, co-opt a moment and distort the mission of the national Black Lives Matter network.