The text below is from the event page.
Black women, in all our diversity, will converge in Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, and New York City on Sunday, September 30, 2018, because we will not be silenced nor will we be kept out of sight and out of the minds of so-called political and community leaders.
The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire on the second day of our March, September 30, 2018, and we don’t want any more debates.
We want meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice and the ongoing war on women through gag orders and blocked funding by those hoping to retain or gain political leadership this November and beyond.
This September 29 – 30 we rally all over the country. Black women, cis, trans, and diverse identities, allies and comrades will unite and lock arms, marching unapologetically with all others who want to pull the foot of oppression off our necks and foreground a new social contract for all Black women, one necessary and subversive to the dominant, disempowering political narratives of the past, and courageous enough in the present to pass along to our future generations.
We believe in the power of our demands and the strength of our convictions to take back what is already ours and build a new social contract for Black women given the political urgency of now. As various communities of Black women, we have always faced innumerable personal and unspeakable brutalities. We cannot allow the travesties that have affirmed disregard for our existence to continue to flourish while we wither away with resentment and stew in our own rage. Continue to act to eradicate oppression wherever it shows up. This has been our inherited tradition for centuries, practiced in diverse ways around the world, in both peaceful protests and in righteous anger in the face of indignities and in the face of dehumanization.
Our partners include the DC Rape Crisis Center, the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Learn more and register today!
We hope to see you there!
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