Black Lives Matter Movement Societal Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Show solidarity. Get clued up about the anti-racist struggle
If you’re not black, one of the most important things you can do right now is to learn something about the situation. Read up on why people are protesting. Check out the many links being posted on social media about police brutality, racial inequality and historical injustice in the USA, the UK and other countries. As well as speaking out, take some time to listen and absorb the stories and messages coming from the black community.
The societal team is inspired by a passion for all things creative and believe our designs can be a driving force of change, not just a reflection of it.
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
How did the movement start?
Black Lives Matter was started seven years years ago in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
It began with a simple hashtag - #BlackLivesMatter - before people began taking to the streets to protest against inequality and violence.
The phrase had first been used in a Facebook post by Alicia Garza called 'A Love Letter to Black People' following Zimmerman's acquittal in 2013, before it was shared with the hashtag and a movement was borne online.