Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of black life. We are working to (re)build the black liberation movement. This is Not a moment, but a Movement. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17 year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is fiscally sponsored by Thousand Currents.