Everyday our members around the world take on the task of building a movement whose only objective is freedom. This is what that Black Liberation Work looks like:
WE'RE HERE TO GET BLACK PEOPLE FREE. PERIOD! WE'RE NOT ANOTHER 501C3, NON PROFIT, OR BLACK ORGANIZATION WHO TALKS ABOUT ACTIONS THAT'LL NEVER DO IT. WE BELIEVE THAT, FAR TOO OFTEN, LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE EITHER BEEN THOUGHT LEADERS WITH NO ACTIONS OR ACTION LEADERS WITH NO CLEAR VISION FOR CHANGE BEYOND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. WE BELIEVE THAT THE LEAD THINKERS SHOULD ALSO BE THE LEAD DOERS, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN DIRECT ACTIONS, SHOULD BE ORGANIZED WITH A CLEAR VISION FOR CHANGE. WE STRESS THE BELIEF THAT ACTIONS SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT PRINCIPLE, NOR SHOULD WORDS BE SPOKEN WITHOUT ACTIONS ORGANIZED BY THE ONE(S) WHO ARE THE INTRODUCERS OF THESE THOUGHTS.
Our Organizers are...
OUR TRAININGS ARE GEARED TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND WANT FREEDOM IN THEIR LIFETIME. OUR TRAINERS ALL PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH. SO WHETHER IT’S DIRECT ACTIONS IN FERGUSON, HOW TO ORGANIZE BLACK WORKING CLASS COMMUNITIES, OR HOW TO HEAL OUR BLACK SOULS, WE'VE GOT IT COVERED.
We politicize our members and community through formal and informal sessions WE POLITICIZE OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY THROUGH FORMAL AND INFORMAL SESSIONS,, BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON. THESE SESSIONS WILL BRING OUT THE KNOWLEDGE WE ALREADY POSSESS ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSES TO OUR SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS AND THE SOLUTIONS THAT WILL SOLVE THEM. WE ALSO AFFIRM SOLUTIONS BY EMPOWERING MEMBERS AND CHAPTERS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT THEM FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE MOVEMENT, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.
Our Members are..
OUR MEMBERS ARE INTERSECTIONAL, AND THAT MEANS DIFFERENT BLACK BODIES COMING TOGETHER FOR THE LIBERATION OF ALL BLACK BODIES. WE’RE INTENTIONAL IN OUR LEADERSHIP BEING A MIXTURE OF WOMANIST, THE FORMERLYFORMALLY INCARCERATED, COLLEGE STUDENTS AND GRADUATES, AND BLACK IMMIGRANTS, ORGANIZING, college students and graduates, and black immigrants organizing alongside traditional leadership bodies. THIS MODEL GIVES US A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND HELPS US TO STAY FOCUSED.
Every freedom fighter counts in this movement for Black Liberation. That’s why bring together organizers from every era of the movement to ensure that we don’t waste time, energy or resources building it. In order to do so, we fuse current and historical tactics to create a highly impactful innovative organizing model because it is our duty to use our greatest resource, our collective lived experiences.