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Andy Stepanian, 631.291.3010,

Movement For Black Lives Convening, 216.206.7795 or 917.553.1001,

Movement For Black Lives

A Thousand Black Freedom Fighters Will Unite for the First Ever Movement for Black Lives Convening

'This is a Movement, Not a Moment’'

Cleveland, OH - Over 1,000 activists and allies are expected to attend the first ever Movement for Black Lives National Convening. Freedom fighters from Oakland to New York, will meet in Cleveland from July 24-26 to build a national community dedicated to permanently changing the country.

WHAT: Movement For Black Lives National Convening

WHEN: 9am Friday July 24th — 4pm Sunday July 26th, 2015

 Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. A full map of the campus can be found here:

WHO: The Movement for Black Lives convening is sponsored by organizations including: Ferguson Action, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100), Million Hoodies Movement for Justice,, Project South, Ohio Students Association, Baltimore United for Change, Southerners on New Ground, Concerned Citizens for Justice and more.

Press Credentials: complementary passes to the conference will be made available for members of the press, reserve one in advance here »


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Open, and created by many voices, The Movement for Black Lives Convening will be a space to realize that promise fully on our terms as Black people. We invite all Black people invested in this movement to join the convening to shape our present and chart our future.

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