Understanding Black Lives Matter

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Black Lives Matter Book Display

Come visit the “Understanding Black Lives Matter” book displays at Carrier and Rose Libraries through October.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement began after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. Since its founding, it has been the source of much support, derision, and controversy. According to the official website, “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.” In order to explore the context in which the BLM movement began and operates, this book display covers a diverse range of interrelated topics.

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We strongly encourage all library visitors to engage with this display and its materials, including feeling free to leave comments on this post on Facebook, or at the cork board response area to be installed at the Carrier display.

While we celebrate freedom of speech and strongly encourage library visitors to exercise it, we acknowledge that this is a topic that elicits passionate and strong responses. The university has a stated obligation to prevent harassment and bullying, as well as vandalism of university property. In the course of expressing your opinions, please do not engage in any of these unacceptable behaviors.

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