#BlackLivesMatter – MU joins Blackout Tuesday
The MU has today joined the music industry-organised Blackout Tuesday in response to the death of George Floyd and the racism and discrimination experienced by black communities in the USA.
The union has closed its offices for 24 hours and will not be participating in events, responding to emails, or posting on social media for the next 24 hours.
It is participating in the blackout to stand in solidarity with black communities and be part of an action it hopes affects real change and starts an honest conversation about racism and its deadly consequences. The ShowMustBePaused is an initiative created by two black women in the music industry, Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang.
A statement from the union said: “The MU will always challenge racism, will always speak out against racism, and will always speak up for and amplify the voices of our Black members. Structural racism is not just a problem in the US; it is here too and that is why the MU feels it is essential we are part of this global anti-racist action.”
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