Black Lives Matter Statement

Nuestra Comunidad,

First and foremost we want to reiterate our organization’s belief that – BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. 

We want to take a moment to honor the life of George Floyd and the lives of other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color murdered at the hands of police officers. All of these beautiful individuals were taken from us too early. 

The generational harm of police brutality and white supremacy are not new but the call for continued action from those in power is being felt throughout our country. We hope that all of our black and brown familia is able to stay safe in their expressions of demanding systemic change to end state violence. 

As a team of non-Black Chicanxs/Latinxs, we believe it is important to call out other non-Black Chicanxs/Latinxs. The action and rhetoric of anti-blackness has to end in the non-Black Chicanxs/Latinxs community. 

It is shameful to hear “Black people have not shown up for us.” The truth is Black-Latinx people exist. Don’t erase them. Black people have always shown up for marginalized people everywhere. We are not owed anything from Black people. 

Let’s show up for our community, here are a few ways how: 

Donate

Black Visions Collection (BlackVisionsmn.org)

Know Your Rights Camp (KnowYourRightsCamp.com)

Campaign Zero (JoinCampaignZero.org)

Black Lives Matter (BlackLivesMatter.org)

Listen

1619 (New York Times)

Code Switch (NPR)

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod for the Cause

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Con Amor y Solidaridad,

The Willamette Chicano Alliance Team    |    Chicanoalliance.org