Black Lives Matter. We're rising up for Black Liberation.

Black Lives Matter.
We're rising up for Black liberation.

In 2020 we joined over 600 other Jewish organizations to say unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. Today and everyday, we are continuing and affirming that commitment:

When Jewish people join together with our neighbors across racial and religious differences, as we have in the past, we can protect each other and build the future of freedom and safety we all deserve.

Jewish tradition teaches us that justice is not something that will be bestowed upon us, it is something that we need to pursue, and that the pursuit is itself sacred work. We’ll show up for each other every time one of us is targeted because of our differences, and reject any effort to use fear to divide us against each other.

The Black Lives Matter movement is the current day Civil Rights movement in this country, and it is our best chance at equity and justice. By supporting this movement, we can build a country that fulfills the promise of freedom, unity, and safety for all of us, no exceptions.

Your Safety Is My Safety video series

This series highlights our visions of community safety beyond the limits of our fears. Join us — watch the videos, share them with your loved ones, and submit your own vision of safety at the bottom of the page!




Imagining our shared future

Learn about the BREATHE Act

The BREATHE Act is a visionary legislative framework introduced by the Movement for Black Lives in 2020. It calls for the divestment of our taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and our collective investment in a new vision of public safety. Right now, Bend the Arc chapters around the country are working on campaigns that reflect this framework and offer us a new path forward.

Black Futures Month 2023

Celebrating Black futures

At Bend the Arc, we celebrate Black futures during Black Futures Month (February) and year-round. In honor of Black Futures Month in 2023, we shared reflections from Graie Hagans; created a special new playlist, L'atidim sh'chorim / Towards Black Futures; and compiled a list of Black Jewish writers, thinkers, organizers, and creators who move and inspire us:

Voices that ground us

Jamie Beran: Reproductive justice is racial justice 
Rachèl Laforest: Building people power to span election cycles 
Ginna Green: How we tell our story
Peniel Ibe: Who is excluded in immigration policies?

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Black Lives Matter. We're rising up for Black Liberation.