Hey! Thanks for viewing and reading. The bottom line here is: Black Lives Matter and anti-racism is essential.


About the Black Lives Matter Portrait Project

The purpose of this Black Lives Matter Portrait Project is to encourage continued momentum for the BLM movement including fundraising, anti-racism education, protesting, and petitioning. Participants answer the question, "The Black Lives Matter movement is important to me because..." and have their portrait taken. Non-Black identifying participants donate to a BLM organization of their choosing before having their headshot or portrait taken. This is one way to show support for BLM for those who might be unable to protest due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Anyone in the Philadelphia / South Jersey area is welcome and encouraged to participate. Stay tuned for dates and locations for participants to sign up to get their portrait taken. Photography participant portraits and stories will be shared on this page and may also be shared on the community project instagram listed below.



Follow the community project on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/blmportraitproject/

#BLMPortraitProject

Artists and photographers from anywhere can submit portraits and stories. See instagram instructions for how to submit.


The Black Lives Matter movement is important to me because...

Joe

Collingswood, NJ


Because too many lives have been demonized and cut short because of the color of their skin. Because this country was built on the backs of Black people for which they receive little to no credit. 

Sarah

Collingswood, NJ


The current system(s) we have cause pain and trauma to friends, neighbors, and students through white supremacy, oppression, and violence. I want equitable and just systems in which Black folks feel safe, valued, and loved.

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Additional resources

#BlackLivesMatter organization website

Anti-racism resources for white people


This blog post cover photo is from a student-lead BLM protest in Collingswood, NJ on June 8, 2020. Click here to see more images from that protest.


Thanks so much to all who are participating and fundraising!


With love and in solidarity,

Sarah Foley


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