About Us

Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and our right to self-determination.

We fight for justice with families most impacted, while working to create just and equitable systems.

We work to end state violence and criminalization of Black communities by deconstructing white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchy.

We are 100% volunteer run.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love and protect each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
-Assata Shakur

“We are not responsible for our oppression, but we are responsible for our liberation.”
-Frank Chapman

“Hope is a discipline.”
-Mariame Kaba