Black Lives Matter-Oklahoma City was founded in 2016 in the state that is number one in the nation for law enforcement killings of civilians.
It is part of a global movement whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene against violence inflicted on Black communities.
We seek to combat and counter acts of violence, create space for Black sustainability and creativity, advocate for non-racist, non-oppressive policies, demand justice, and develop Black power.
We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.
We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, men, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movement.
We are intersectional. People do not live one-dimensional lives and our struggle crosses multiple dimensions. We ally with other oppressed people and find common cause with their struggles.
We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.
We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.