The Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM) is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

BLM is expansive. BLM is a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. BLM also believes that in order to win and bring as many people together, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities. BLM strives to ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.

BLM affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. The BLM network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.

BLM is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.

BLM affirms 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.

The affirmation that Black Lives Matter has resonated all over the globe and is expanding. In 2016 BLM approached Thousand Currents to create a partnership because Thousand Currents has the experience and skills to support BLM as they build solidarity with global organizations and movements. Out of this partnership, the organizations have developed a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Thousand Currents provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services as a 501(c)(3) public charity to BLM. Learn more at blacklivesmatter.com

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