Who We Are
Blackout: Generation Liberation is youth brigade of Food Clothing Resistance Collective. Blackout: Generation Liberation was started in 2015 as a response to the series of state violence inflicted upon black and brown bodies by all institutions of this government. We started as an international protest- #BlackoutAmerica- in almost every state, London, and Toronto. After the protest, we began to dedicate ourselves to education amongst our youth and community and to raise the consciousness around the self autonomy and community independence. We accomplish this through creating community spaces for arts, education rooted in Afrikan and Indigenous culture, practices, and perspective.
Food, Clothing, & Resistance Collective was launched in 2015 by veteran activist and artist Sima Lee to connect radical organizers and community members for mutual aid projects, revolutionary music & art projects, free classes and a direct line of resistance and defense for communities and people under attack. We believe collective grassroots struggle must be used to decolonize and free (all) people from white supremacist imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism, and to restore the lands, waters and animals that are being wiped out of existence by humans. We are a kindred village that centers Black, Brown and Native resistance, cooperative work and living, culture, healing and autonomy! FCRCollective believes in continuing the legacy of our elders and contemporaries who serve the people, feed the people, create revolutionary art and culture for the people and always advocate power to the people! Free The Land!
We, as an organization, are dedicated to building a sense of self-determination among the youth of marginalized communities and a consciousness for a just society through various forms of education and independent communal systems made by the people, for the people. We are our ancestors, our elders, and more.