How Black Lives Matter made the leap from social media to social action
Black Lives Matter.
Those three seemingly simple words have catapulted the U.S. into a modern-day civil rights movement. It’s a movement that has become a household name, creating and proposing tangible policy change, as well as spurring intense social debate.
And it started with a hashtag.
Activists who have been are the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement came together Sunday at the 2016 Social Good Summit in New York City to discuss racial justice and the ongoing struggle for racial equality.
The panel — moderated by Wesley Lowery, national reporter covering law enforcement, justice, race and politics at The Washington Post — turned its attention to the evolution of the movement, tackling where it’s been, where it is and where it needs to go. Read more…