Black Lives Matter Too!
On the 25th May 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic, a white police officer in Minnesota, USA, knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 mins and 46 seconds until he died. This was during a routine stop. This one act triggered a whirlwind of protests across the world, highlighting the unfair treatment of Black people as a whole.
In Leicester and Leicestershire protests took place to show support to the Black community in the UK. The biggest protests drew crowds of over 5000 people in the first and second weeks of June 2020.
This project has been capturing the responses of local people to the challenges raised by Black Lives Matter campaigns with the aim of making real and positive change.
We invite you to watch the video testimonies below.
How will you be part of the solution?
To share your own video and contribute to this online exhibition, please click here
In line with UK lock-down restrictions, the physical exhibition at Charnwood Museum, has for the moment been postponed. Please keep a watch of the Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates.
Ever experienced the effects of Racism?
Local people share their reality and help us understand the effects racism can have.Find out more about 'Ever experienced the effects of Racism?'
Ever successfully challenged Racism?
Could one of these methods work for you?Find out more about 'Ever successfully challenged Racism?'
What can you pledge to make Black lives better?
People and organisations make pledges to make change in support of Black Lives.Find out more about 'What can you pledge to make Black lives better?'