1st ever #BlackLivesMatter Youth Assembly in North Carolina
Over 200 youth from across NC convened to strategize and vision for the fight to protect Black and Brown lives. We came together at Shaw University, the historic campus where SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee) was founded in 1960.
We held small break out groups where youth from different geographies discussed what felt most urgent and threatening in their local communities. The assembly closed with a resolution process in which different communities, student groups, universities, and youth organizers passed resolutions on the kind of solidarity we need and will be working for as youth impacted by the injustices and oppression of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, classism, war, and environmental injustice.