BYP100 Durham Fighting for Black liberation
BYP100 Durham Chapter
Hey family! We are the Durham Chapter of BYP100, a collective of young Black folks fighting for Black liberation since January of 2016. We do this through political education, organizing direct actions and campaigns, building coalitions and partnerships, and turning up wherever we go. We are committed to building the Black Queer Feminist Future, and to centering the historically marginalized in our communities. Check out some of our work below! We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in getting involved, firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve partnered up with Southerners On New Ground NC for two bail out actions in 2017. In May, Black Mama’s Bail Out Day bailed 14 Black mothers and caregivers from the Durham County Jail. In August, the Black August Bail Out brought 9 Black women back home to their families. We supported the bailouts with fundraising efforts, communications and media liaison work, and co-hosting homecoming celebrations.
We are a founding partner of the #DurhamBeyondPolicing Campaign. Originally, started in opposition to the city’s decision to spend $71 million on a new police headquarters, the campaign now focuses on building alternative city budgets to decrease the amount of funding used on policing each year and on researching and building alternatives to police.
On August 14th, 2017, Durham organizers and community members made history by tearing down a white supremacist monument. BYP100 Durham continues to stand in solidarity with the freedom fighters targeted with criminal charges for the statue removal. We supported communications and media work, coordinated a fundraiser, and hosted 4 local town halls on white supremacy. Do it like Durham!
Holistic Turn Up
Whether it’s smoking Cuban cigars on Chapter Election Night, tabling at Black August In the Park, co-hosting Black Trivia Night, or an impromtu kickback at the BYP100 house, the Durham Chapter knows how to turn up. It’s always a family affair!