Earlier this week in Surrey, two male police officers slammed a 16-year old Black girl to the ground and handcuffed her. The officers (edit: one white, one South Asian) approached her while she was waiting for the bus, assuming she was someone else. When she told them they had the wrong person they threw her … More Black Lives Matter Statement on Surrey Police Brutality Incident
At this moment in history Canada has an incredible opportunity to create a counter-narrative to what is happening in the United States, challenge regressive policies and laws, and champion social inclusion and human rights for all. This can only happen if we work together and if we listen to those who are most marginalized and oppressed. … More BLM-Vancouver Statement on Vancouver “Women’s March on Washington”
Living at the intersection of identities should not require a person to choose between their Blackness and their gender.
Black artists should be uplifted, supported and celebrated, however, support for black men and black narratives does not and must not preclude vocal resistance of rape culture and its effect on black women. … More On The Birth of a Nation at Vancouver International Film Festival 2016
Black Lives Matter Vancouver
Love Intersections chats with the Black Lives Matter Vancouver team!