Dear Friends and Allies,
My name is Nicole Lee and I am a human rights attorney. Until last year my job was to travel around the world investigating crimes committed against people by their own governments. And here it is, happening in the United States. We see it in the news with alarming frequency; black children, women and men are killed by police and vigilante violence.
What if this was your family? What if it was my family? That’s why I co-founded, Say TheirNames. Say Their Names is a campaign for change. It’s an attempt to reach out to America through a series of bold, short documentary films, plus a compelling book composed of photos and first-hand accounts from families who’ve lost loved ones to anti-black violence.
Our black children – all of our children deserve to grow into adults whose lives are full of possibility, whose lives can’t be stolen by police and vigilantes. Telling the stories, and changing it – means telling their stories every way we can.
We’ve got to listen with our hearts. So that’s why I’m writing to you. I’m hoping you will stand with us. Stand with the families who’ve lost loved ones. Help us tell the stories. Will you join us and help share this campaign? We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Nicole Lee, Esq.
Co-Founder of Say Their Names