Young people experiencing homelessness, who are disproportionately Black, Brown, and LGBTQ, regularly experience violence at the hands of the police.
Show and prove that Black lives matter.
Anti-Blackness afflicts every aspect of our society and contributes to systemic oppression and violence against Black people and communities. Time and time again throughout our history, the United States criminal legal system has demonstrated a deep sickness of racism, which we are again witnessing. In times of crisis, racial equity tends to become a mantle for many to pick up and put down. For the sake of Black life, we cannot continue that trend. For as long as this injustice exists, we must remain committed to seeking justice and struggling together toward the complete liberation of Black people.
Read True Colors United's full statement here.
We'll be updating this page regularly with resources and action items for folks working in the field, advocates making a difference, and young people looking for help.
Thank you to Soho Shakes for supporting this important work.