US Human Rights Network member Black Women's Blueprint has joined leaders of BYP100 and Trans Sistas of Color Project to call for a March for Black Women (M4BW). As a critical starting point that later converges with the March for Racial Justice, the M4BW centers all Black women and girls' lived experiences within the larger racial justice movement. As part of the national steering committee, USHRN invites human rights defenders from across the US to join the March for Black Women on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Washington, DC!
“The past nine months have shown that federal policies are shifting to match the white supremacist, sexist, and anti-immigrant philosophy of the Trump administration. To advance gender justice and racial justice, we must center and uplift the voices and experiences of Black cis and trans women and girls. Because human rights are indivisible, our strategies to dismantle oppression must be guided by the black feminist framework of intersectionality. The US Human Rights Network is honored to support the March for Black Women as an important element of a broader human rights movement in the US,” said Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director.
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