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National #SayHerName Day of Action - Conference Call

On Thursday May 19th, BYP 100 - in partnership with Black Lives Matter,Ferguson Action, and Project South - is calling for a National Day of Action to End State Violence Against Black Women, Girls, and Femmes. Register here for the conference on Tuesday May 3rd at 6pm PT/9pm ET call to discuss the day of action:
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We live in a world where the dignity of Black people is denied through every interaction with the state. It is apparent that the lives of ALL Black people are under attack, however, the stories, experiences, and needs of Black women, girls, and femmes are left out all too often. And it is imperative thatwe work intentionally to bring them to the center. 

We must acknowledge the particular forms of violence experienced by our women, girls, and femmes. We must fight against the criminalization of Black victims of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and abuse. We must resist the policing of Black gender expression, sexuality, and bodies. We must condemn the passage and defense of gender discriminatory legislation. We must break down the narrow standards of respectable Black womanhood and femininity deemed acceptable. We must #SayHerName

From New York City to Detroit to Durham, join us we take action nationwide on May 19th. Join us as we we we do this for #Rekia. Join us as we do this for #Mya. Join us as we do this for #Aiyana. For #Islan. For #Marissa. For#Gynnya. Join us.

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