On October 20th, join us in a #SAYHERNAME vigil and rally as we remember and acknowledge black female victims of state-sanctioned violence. Sandra Bland, Shelly Frey, Kendra Moore and hundreds unknown women have lost their lives, and it is time to call for a more gender inclusive movement towards racial justice. This event is part of a national call to end violence against women of color and transgender women of color in the United States. There will be performances, spoken word, and a #SAYHERNAME ceremony that you want to witness.
#SAYHERNAME responds to increasing calls for attention to police violence against Black women by offering a resource to help ensure that Black women’s stories are integrated into demands for justice, policy responses to police violence, and media representations of victims and survivors of police brutality.
The UConn Women’s Center joins Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw, Columbia Law Professor and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School in their call to action.
Check out the AAPF brief, “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.”