In July 2013 the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago convened a group of 100 Black activists from across the country. Together we experienced a moment of trauma in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Out of that moment our group of individuals became a collective, ready to declare the value of Black lives and transform our communities.
Today the BYP100 continues to work through the Black Youth Project and is headquartered in Chicago. Our growing membership engages in local and national campaign work through a Black feminist and queer lens on issues such as dismantling the prison industrial complex, LGTBQ and gender justice, expanding women’s rights and voting rights.