Black Lives Matter Scenario

To use a very familiar and practical example of when an officer “accidentally” murders a black man, and gauging how the labor movement should and shouldn't respond.


- Create a brave space for courageous conversations with union members to discuss issues pertaining to queer justice and how it affects the labor movement;
- Maintain a better understanding for leaders of how racial and class inequality affects our unions;
- Understand that leaders cannot win larger labor fights unless they work with the community--particularly communities of color--and that we are being divided by corporations and politicians to weaken our movement;
- Learn that leaders have a role in advocating for systemic issues that affect communities of color, such as education, justice, and public safety;
- Articulate leaders' fears around working with Black Lives Matter and other groups organizing for racial justice, as well as to dispel myths.


PDF icon Black Lives Matter Scenario Handout


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