Black Lives Matter.
There is no real liberation until there is Black liberation.
The ACPA [email protected]/x Network stands with Black Lives Matter. We are aware of the anti-blackness in our own communities and culture. We are enraged by the historical and recent acts of police brutality, hate crimes, and violence inflicted on Black lives. We cannot stand for the ignorant behavior that perpetuates systemic racism in the United States.
As an organization, we are committed to showing up, standing for, and advocating for the Black and Afro-Latinx community. Ways we are supporting and ask others to support:
- Self educate on the topic of racism and anti-blackness within the Latinx community
- Directly talk about and address the anti-blackness that exists in our communities, institutions, and families
- Listen to the Black and Afro-Latinx community
- Donate time, money, and energy to Black owned businesses, organizations, and funds
- Vote, sign petitions, call local representatives, and defund the police.
In this newsletter, we are providing a guide with resources for advocacy & action and invite you to our community conversation on Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community (see below).