Today is a National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls (though of course, this is an issue for every day and not just today). We know #blacklivesmatter, and that the issue of structural violence against black lives is a conversation that needs to keep happening. But all too often women are left out of the narrative, especially because a particular image of police violence circulates in the popular imagination—where the victim is usually a young black man. Colorlines published a great article that offers resources and a reminder of too-often forgotten women. If your city has a march, consider taking your participation beyond the level of discourse.
Colorlines: “We’re Dying Too” (an article by Andrea Ritchie)
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You ladies are very much intelligent, vocal representatives of our gender – although I thoroughly understand that gender is a social construct in the hands of society. Very important piece.