In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter NL
We wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the fight against systemic racism and police violence, and we will do whatever we can to help amplify the voices that need to be heard. As allies, it is important for us to understand our privilege so we can learn when to use it to help, and when to get out of the way.
We encourage our fellow Newfoundlanders to please follow and engage with Black Lives Matter NL. BLM NL have asked that people not participate in a protest in St. John’s that was previously organized for June 3rd. The demonstration was put together without consultation with the Black community. Please stay connected with Black Lives Matter NL to ensure all action going forward is done alongside the community that this cause was built to elevate and protect.
“A well-planned protest must have clearly defined goals, centering the voices of those involved, and safety must be paramount. Black Lives Matter NL’s goal is planning an event that will address Anti-Black racism in NL and we believe we need to do this with the right consultations and procedure. Work is underway for this to happen, and we will share this information publicly as soon as it is available.” – @BLMNewfoundland