Black Lives Matter New Haven established in August 2015 by co-founders Sun Queen, Orisha Ala Ochumare, Dawnise Boulware and Sy Frasier is a grassroots organization committed to building community power.

BLMNHV leads grassroots efforts to eradicate systemic white supremacy, oppression and racial violence on Black, Brown and Queer communities and to combat the compounding effects of such violence by promoting holistic healing and Black, Brown and Queer creativity and joy.

BLMNHV’s work is centered in New Haven but the organization is a recognized leader in racial justice across the state of Connecticut. BLMNHV is ardently committed to systemic change to actualize racial, economic and health equity!