For Immediate Release
Michael J. Brewer at 202-520-0586
'We Are In a State of Emergency': Black Youth Project 100 Condemn Police Violence Against Movement for Black Lives Attendees
WASHINGTON - In response to yesterday’s unprompted violence against activists attending the Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland, OH, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) National Director Charlene Carruthers issued the following statement:
“The Movement for Black Lives Convening ended with a demonstration of what collective action can achieve in the face of police violence against a 14 year old boy and activists. Our commitment to abolishing the police state was strengthened and we remain steadfast in building a movement for all Black lives.”
Black Youth Project 100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. Formed in 2013, BYP100 engages in building a network of transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens.