Black Lives Matter Wins Global Peace Prize

The outlet states that The Sydney Peace Foundation announced Black Lives Matter as the recipient of this year’s award, which will be presented at a ceremony in November.

“The award recognizes the work of the founding leaders of the social justice activist network,” the outlet reports, “who began working together after Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 in the shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin.”

In its announcement, The Sydney Peace Foundation describes Black Lives Matter as “a global phenomenon” that is “affirming black humanity in the face of relentless police brutality, mass incarceration and racial disparity.”

The foundation also states, “this is the first time that a movement and not a person has been awarded the Peace Prize – a timely choice.”

Full article: Black Lives Matter Wins Global Peace Prize – MILO NEWS

They’ve got an interesting view of what “peace” looks like.


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