You can follow local information on the Des Moines Black Lives Matter Facebook page: (2) Des Moines Black Lives Matter | Facebook
You can follow and support Des Moines Black Lives Matter leader Mate Farrakhan Muhammad (Matthew Bruce) TheBlackArtivist
In overlooking, denying, evading this complexity–which is nothing more than the disquieting complexity of ourselves–we are diminished and we perish; only within this web of ambiguity, paradox, this hunger, danger, darkness, can we find at once ourselves and the power that will free us from ourselves.– James Baldwin –
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Presents:
#TRWBT “Lean On Me” Virtual Watch Party Registration
Y.U.I.R. Present’s “The Revolution Will Be Televised”! Every Saturday of the month of February we will be showcasing a series of movies based around the theme of Racism and Education.
Starting off February 6th from 2-5pm with the film “Lean on Me” which is based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores on the New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Test.
We will be having a short discussion of the themes in the movie and how they relate to systemic racism afterwards along with special guests!! Get your POPCORN READY!!!
This movie is rated PG13 and does not require parental consent.
Please share this registration link with youth anywhere ages 14-24.
Following is information about the 56th anniversary of the Selma Bridge crossing. This is a free, VIRTUAL event. Register at: https://hopin.com/events/56th-anniversary-selma-bridge-crossing-jubilee
The 56th Anniversary Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, the largest annual civil rights event in the nation, is scheduled to take place March 5-7 as we honor the past, examine the present and look forward to the future of the fight for equity and justice. This year’s theme is:
Beyond the Bridge: People Power, Political Power, Economic Power
This epic undertaking is making history in a brand new way by going global and virtual for the first time ever! The Jubilee will be a time of celebration, education, and commemoration, with activities for people of all ages — and the entire weekend is designed for you to stay engaged, stay safe, and log in from anywhere in the world.
You won’t want to miss:
- Special appearances by legendary civil rights leaders, Ambassador Andrew Young and Dolores Huerta
- A tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis
- Powerful stories of Foot Soldiers in the movement, in their own words
- Step Show and Battle of the Bands Competitions
- A soul-stirring Gospel Concert
- Virtual Music and Film Festivals
- The Virtual Crossing Reenactment across the Edmund Pettus Bridge,
- and so much more!