Although 2020 has seen a united global conversation for Black Lives Matter, it is most definitely not the first. The movement was co-founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, following the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Instead of voicing empowerment for the BLM movement after devastation strikes; we should remain consistent in campaigning against systemic racism and discrimination. We believe it is our responsibility at UN House Scotland to keep the momentum going for BLM so this conversation is never drawn to an end.
A dangerous level of ignorance within society is what fuels racism and its continuation. We have created the BLM section of our website as a space to educate, inform and contribute towards the movement. All the resources you need to remain educated can be accessed easily, as well as the talents of local Black-owned businesses, international creatives, petitions and organisations to support.
We will not achieve an equal society until we all acknowledge inequality. We should never stop educating ourselves. We should never stop listening. We should never stop campaigning for positive change.
Grace Broad, Director of Black Lives Matter Projects