by: UNF SDS

Black Lives Matter is a movement that was popularized after the death of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Alton Sterling and many others. Black Lives Matter disavows police brutality, stand your ground laws and hate crimes. The Black Lives Matter movement consists of citizens, students, community organizers, activists, professors and many more. The Black Lives Matter movement consists of major protests across the country, such as, The Ferguson Uprising, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, Justice for Sandra Bland and I Can’t Breathe. The Black Lives Matter movement has also inspired celebrities like Jay-Z, Colin Kaepernick, Jalen Ramsey and Lebron James to speak out against Stand Your Ground Laws and Police Crimes.

The Black Lives Matter movement fights against hate crimes across the country. The Black Lives Matter movement disavows white supremacy, racist symbols and hate crimes.

Students for a Democratic Society will continue to fight for the Black Lives Matter movement. Students for a Democratic Society will continue to fight against hate crimes. We have taken action on campus to increase the amount of institutional scholarships available to students of color on campus. We have taken action to work with Professors create an African American studies major. We have taken action to demand administration increase faculty of color. We have taken action to demand that administration hire more counselors of color. We have taken action on campus to demand that administration to ban and suspend Neo-Nazis on campus.

With this resolution we call for:

· Students to create an SDS chapter on their campus.
· Students to organize a Black Lives Matter rally on their campus.
· Organizations to support the call for police accountability.
· Organizations to work with students to fight against hate crimes
and white supremacy on campus.