The Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILM) is a coalition of grassroots organizations that, in solidarity with frontline communities and allied entities, support anti-racism and anti-colonial struggles in 6 countries across Abya-Yala (now "America"), from Canada to Brazil.
While social and political divisions proliferate, BILM stands as a union of like-minded partners aware of the pressing need to join forces and establish common lines of action among different groups and peoples who face discrimination based on race,
color, ethnicity or nationality.
2020 is a turning point in the fight against racism. The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has relaunched the global debate on social inequality and violence against non-white people. Waves of solidarity have been observed in all corners of the planet denouncing this unsustainable and unacceptable situation, faced not only by black and indigenous communities but by BIPOC people everywhere.
Racism excludes the majority of humanity from full participation in collective, political and institutional life. The health and financial crisis caused by COVID-19 has shed yet more light on existing inequalities and contributed to a mass awakening of people’s direct and indirect participation in this divisive and exclusionary system.
The Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement was born from the union of several organizations fighting against racism and discrimination across six countries (Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States) in order to create a space for free expression and the sharing of knowledge, experiences and perspectives, and of course to overthrow the paradigm of white domination in all its material, symbolic and structural dimensions across Abya-Yala.
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BILM is the meeting platform between black liberation and indigenous resistance movements.
We are a growing family of grassroots organizations active across Abya-Yala whose common goal is the struggle against racism in all its forms. We meet frequently to coordinate our struggles and increase the visibility of our demands.