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When is this day? February 26, the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

What is this day? Black Lives Matter Day is a day to educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement. #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

How should this day be celebrated or observed? Join the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice by signing up for updates, supporting their work, checking out their resources or following them on social media.