Black Lives Matter Cambridge Fundraising For Solar Panels In Haiti

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Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country originating out of the African-American community created in response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally. The movement began in 2013 by Alicia Garza with two of his sisters, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media when an American George Michael Zimmerman responsible for the fatal shooting of a 17 year old boy Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida was acquitted of second degree murder. The BLM received national recognition following the killing of an 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Alicia Garza and his two sisters, originators of the hashtag, expanded their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters between 2014 and 2016.

Cambridge has long been the home of many displaced Haitians. On June 4, 2017, Black Lives Matter Cambridge has arranged a Fundraising program between 5 PM and 8 PM to build Solar Panels in Haiti. The organizers are encouraging guests to donate more to specific items -- LED lamps, solar panels, water filters, etc.

Black Lives Matter Cambridge is part of the movement to end structural racism, locally, nationally and internationally. On June 4, 2017, there will be a live evening music program featuring live Klezmer, Folk and World music performances (plus dancing!). Venue: Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA 01890, USA.

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