Established in 2014, Black Lives Matter Tucson began as a group of radical Black folx inspired and empowered to demand an end to the state sanctioned violence against our community. 

We are a group who wanted to break free from the narrative being offered by those presented as Black Leaders, who incessantly proclaimed that “all lives matter”. That message functioned as a means to deny our collective lived truth: No lives can matter UNTIL Black lives matter. 

We started demanding a movement that actually represented who we are; a movement that broke with the misogyny and homophobia of the past; a movement that centered on the voices that have so often been erased in the fight for Black liberation. We are led by the revolutionary belief that the future is unapologetically Black, femme facing, and queer as fuck.