#BlackLivesMatter Everywhere

At Freely in Hope, we believe that recognizing the inherent dignity of oppressed peoples is essential to the pursuit of justice.

Black lives around the world have been subjected
to live under socioeconomic oppression,
to be looted of bodies and land,
to be deprived of justice and equal opportunity,
to be violated by harmful stereotypes as a result of White supremacy, patriarchy, and the reign of colonialism.
 
Decolonizing and dismantling our education systems, religious systems, and justice systems is part of our work of ending sexual violence and empowering survivors to thrive.
 
For #GeorgeFloyd in Minneapolis, for #CollinsKhosa in South Africa, for #YasinMoyo in Kenya, for survivors of sexual violence in Zambia, for the countless and nameless Black bodies that have been dehumanized, maligned, and killed around the world—we believe that Black lives deserve to thrive.
 
Our hope is that our global community of supporters will recognize that #BlackLivesMatter in the United States as much as they do in the fields we serve. As an organization working to equip the leadership of survivors of sexual violence, we are committed to fighting against the same unjust systems that continually oppress Black people.
 
Standing with Black lives require more than sharing and reposting—

it requires listening to black voices,

it requires learning from black-led strategies,

it requires funding local initiatives and solutions,

it requires healing from our own prejudice and bias,

it requires our advocacy for the same justice that we desire for our own children to thrive.

Freely in Hope stands for Black lives. #BlackLivesMatter.

Resources:
#BlackLivesMatter
Anti-Racism Resources
Anti Racism for Kids
#8CantWait suggests policies that can decrease police violence by 72%
Campaign 0
seeks to end police brutality in America
Be the Bridge empowers people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation
Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization in Kenya.
International Justice Mission works to end police abuse of power in Kenya.

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June Highlights

This month, we started individualized tutoring, group therapy, and we attained textbooks for our high school scholars in Zambia!

June’s Hopeful News

We, like you, had a month of transition. We are learning, unlearning, and learning again to navigate our world safely and compassionately.

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