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Race, Racism and Anti-Racism: Black Lives Matter

The subjects of Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism are complex and intersectional. This guide is designed to provide basic information and links for those who want to explore the topics to gain a deeper understanding of these subjects.

Books Available at QVCC Library

The Founders of #BlackLivesMatter

In 2013, three community Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.

Photo of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi

An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

An interview with Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities.

Duration: 16 minutes

International Reactions

On June 17 and 18, 2020, the U.N. Human Rights held "an urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests."