The Our Lives Matter movement began as a free writing assignment, in an English 2150 classroom at Baruch College. It embodies the idea that we achieve liberation, and consequently an improved society, when we develop the individual, as well as when we form a coalition of perhaps very different people, with the common goal of liberation and social uplift. Our Lives Matter encourages you, as a student, to ask yourself a simple, yet very complex question: Why does my life matter?
Regardless of the color of your skin, your religious preference, your gender, or you social class, we want you to know that without question YOUR LIFE MATTERS! You are of distinct, and unquantifiable value. We encourage you to post a REPLY about why you KNOW your life matters, and in doing so, affirm your power, as well as resist political, cultural, and social erasure. This is essential as we all seek collaboration, meaning, and identity.
In addition to your name and email address, please write your university in the box that says website.