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Mission Statement:
Working with residents and organizations in Denver, Black Lives Matter 5280 assists in building more loving and united Black communities while eliminating anti-Black violence and racism. To expose, address and eradicate structures and systems of oppression in Denver, BLM5280 uses a holistic racial justice approach that includes strengthening individual and community health and wellness, relationship-building, educational programming , and direct actions. This chapter is part of a national movement, aligned in Black love, power, and liberation in order to embody the declaration that Black Lives Matter- regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, immigration location or status, gang affiliation, profession, ability, economic status, and religious beliefs or disbelief. Also in keeping with the national movement, BLM5280 centers and celebrates the lives and leadership of Black women and girls, aligning all Black people in love, power, and liberation. Our work is to cultivate communities of abundant joy where all Black people are emboldened and empowered to lead, love, heal, and thrive.

With love,
Amy E. Brown, Reverend Dawn Riley Duval, Bianca Williams, PhDBlack Lives Matter Logo - Yellow 9

HISTORY DETECTIVES | Slave Songbook | PBS

Calling all you rappers, singers, musicians who know that there is a fine line between entertainment and politics ~ we need you in the Black Lives Matter Movement!


WATCH this short clip: “The people who were pro-slavery were espousing a philosophy that says that the people who are being held in enslavement are not human beings. So one of the things abolitionists were doing was trying to document the cultural voice of the African as a way of affirming the humanity of the African” ~Dr. Hansonia Caldwell

Our Mission

 

We Are…

Working with residents and organizations in Denver, Black Lives Matter 5280 assists in building more loving and united Black communities while eliminating anti-Black violence and racism. To expose, address and eradicate structures and systems of oppression in Denver, BLM5280 uses a holistic racial justice approach that includes strengthening individual and community health and wellness, relationship-building, educational programming, and direct actions. This chapter is part of a national movement, aligned in Black love, power, and liberation in order to embody the declaration that Black Lives Matter- regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, immigration location or status, gang affiliation, profession, ability, economic status, and religious beliefs or disbelief. Also in keeping with the national movement, BLM5280 centers and celebrates the lives and leadership of Black women and girls, aligning all Black people in love, power, and liberation. Our work is to cultivate communities of abundant joy where all Black people are emboldened and empowered to lead, love, heal, and thrive.

BLM 5280 Community Commitment (1 of 5):

1. Justice: In alignment with the commitment of the national Black Lives Matter movement,

will fight to end the structural oppressions embedded in racism, white supremacy, capitalism, hetero-patriarchy, and transphobia, that prevent so many from realizing their dreams. We cannot, and will not stop until the U.S. recognizes the value of Black life.