In the face of violence against Black communities, students, scholars, families, and individuals, people from across the United States came together to work against this violence to usher a movement of resistance. A new era of liberation in the face of anti-Blackness, violence, and racism is underway.
Scholars, writers, artists, activists, students, educators, and community members will come together in Chicago, Illinois, on Loyola University Chicago’s campus on Saturday, April 1, 2017 to engage in social change and critical conversations about the state of Black Lives in the United States.
The theme for the 2017 Black Lives Matter Conference is “No Justice, No Peace: Mobilization, Empowerment & Healing Moving Forward”, and will include lectures, hands-on working sessions, arts and performances, and social justice actions, as well as significant time for conversation.
We envision this conference as part of an ongoing conversation about Black lives, and not as a beginning, an end, or the last word. It is our hope and intention that participants bring with them the vital work they are already doing, and carry away tools and resources to continue to do that work in their own communities.
The registration fee is $20. A limited number of scholarships are available for groups of 5 or more and for those who need financial assistance. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on scholarships. REGISTER HERE: http://lucblacklivesmatter.weebly.com/register-now.html