Black Lives Matter Community Series


Black Lives Matter

In response to the ever-growing and unacceptable list of Black and Brown people who have been killed because of violence and racism, Summer Search developed a Black Lives Matter Community Series — a series to come together to heal, learn together, and discuss how we can take action to create a world where all young people can thrive.

Check out a recap of our complete BLM Series on our blog. Click here to learn more about receiving a print of the live illustrations from our events.

Watch Summer Searcher Mohamed's Short Film "Surviving the Movement"

Envisioned by Sylvia Watts McKinney, Philadelphia Executive Director, this idea quickly took shape with support from across our network, becoming a three-part series of virtual events to come together focusing on healing, education, and action.

Watch Highlights from Part 2: Education

Part 1 was a Healing Vigil featuring performances and words from various members of the Summer Search community. The conversation in Part 2 — led by experts from the education, healthcare, wealth, and sports industries — focused on learning how systemic racism shows up in so many areas of our lives.

Watch Highlights from Part 1: Healing

Below are some additional ways to contribute to the organizing work that's taking place in our communities, for our causes and resources for deepening our learning. It's important that in this time, we not only check in with each other, but also with ourselves to care for our spirit as we move through this together.


Movement Organizations

Resources for Learning

For Activists


How To Protest Safely During a Pandemic »
How To Protest Safely In The Age of Surveillance »
Protesters' Rights »
Real Talk with Daughters of the Movement »

Understanding Racism:
"How to Cool It" by James Baldwin »
A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 Fed Up-Rising »
Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism »
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives (video) »
Brands Have Nothing Real To Say About Racism »
Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness »
Don't Understand the Protests? The People You're Seeing are Pushed to the Edge »
Forget Looting, Capitalism is the Real Robbery »
How Western Media Would Cover Minneapolis If It Happened In Another Country »
How Women & Minorities are Claiming Their Right to Rage »
Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death is... A Lot »
One Reason Coronavirus is Hitting Black Americans Hardest (video) »
Pod Save The People (Podcast on Understanding Systemic Racism) »
Stop Sharing Videos of Black Death »
Talking About Race »
The Anger Behind The Protests, Explained in 4 Charts »
The Double Standard of The American Riot »
The History of "Thug" »
The Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List »
What It Means to Be Anti-Racist »
Why is This Happening? »

Police & Criminal Justice:
#DefundThePolice Petition »
Alternatives to Policing Flyers »
Defund the Police — Public Commitment Doc »
I Cover Cops: Here's How to Hold Them Accountable »
Letter to Repeal 50-a »
Raheem — Accessible, Digital Database for Reporting the Police »
Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On »
The End of Policing (e-book) » »
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? »
Who's Left? Prison Abolition »

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