“What are the words you do not yet have?
What do you need to say?”
– Audre Lorde
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We stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and mourn the lives that have been lost to police brutality.
Black Queer and Trans people have long been at the forefront of every civil rights movement. The fight for LGBTQ rights is inextricably linked with racial justice.
The fight for equity must be an ongoing commitment. The ONE Archives Foundation joins with the protesters to spread empathy across communities, build coalitions, and foster social change. We must all uplift the histories of the activists who have risen up against oppressions and mobilized thousands, and stories of the everyday heroes who fight to live their lives with peace and dignity. Their legacies inspire us to the actions we must take today.
The Staff of the ONE Archives Foundation:
Erik Adamian, Nick Bihr, Jen Dawson, Jennifer C. Gregg, Umi Hsu
Resources for racial and gender justice
Image Credits (L-R): “Black Cat demonstration,” c. 1967. The Advocate Records, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries; Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (right) at a protest with Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, the organization they founded in 1970. Drag Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8. ONE Periodical Collection, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries; Ron Grayson (center) and Troy Perry (left) at a LAPD protest, c. 1975. Pat Rocco Photographs and Papers, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries