Black Lives Matter, Utah chapter

Black Lives Matter, Utah chapter. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — 2News was joined in studio by Lex Scott, organizer for the Black Lives Matter Utah chapter.

With Black History Month around the corner, Scott has been busy organizing events and appearances to benefit Black Lives Matter and, she hopes, acquire more members.

As a recruitment event, Utah's Black Lives Matter chapter has rented out two theaters for black youth to see Black Panther, an upcoming Marvel Studios film.

Throughout the month of February, Scott visits Utah schools to help teach black history.

According to Scott, Black Lives Matter's Utah chapter is working on "a ton of initiatives" with the F.B.I., Provo Police Department, Ogden Police Department, and more.

"We've done at on of outreach," Scott said. "We did a drive for incarcerated youth, we went to the Road Home twice, including Thanksgiving."

Scott says that while they are doing a lot of outreach, they are "really pushing for recruitment. We would like to get more members to the Utah chapter."

Those interested in joining Utah's Black Lives Matter chapter can visit their Facebook page here.