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The Creation of Blexit and Birth of an Idea

When Philando Castille was murdered, Me’Lea Connelly asked herself what other forms of resistance might our communities invest in that doesn’t involve putting our physical bodies and mental health on the line. She called for a meeting of community members to brainstorm, what that looked like. In those meetings, the activist group Blexit founded by Me’Lea aimed to cultivate the practice of civil economic resistance. Over the course of several community meetings, Blexit members prioritized a campaign focusing on Black banking which led to conducting invest/divest banking actions.

7/7/2016

The Creation of Blexit and Birth of an Idea

When Philando Castille was murdered, Me’Lea Connelly asked herself what other forms of resistance might our communities invest in that doesn’t involve putting our physical bodies and mental health on the line. She called for a meeting of community members to brainstorm, what that looked like. In those meetings, the activist group Blexit founded by Me’Lea aimed to cultivate the practice of civil economic resistance. Over the course of several community meetings, Blexit members prioritized a campaign focusing on Black banking which led to conducting invest/divest banking actions.

7/7/2016

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