City Visions: Women and Black Lives Matter- Leading or Left Behind? | KALW

City Visions: Women and Black Lives Matter- Leading or Left Behind?

Jul 26, 2016

August 1st, 2016: Recent police shootings of Black men have sparked outrage and a national movement against police brutality.  Despite women playing a dominant role in the leadership of Black Lives Matter, police violence against Black women has largely been ignored.

Are Black women leading the movement against police brutality or are they being left behind?  What is being done to ensure that the fight against racial injustice is more gender inclusive?


Guests:

Rachel Anspach: writer, activist, intersectional feminist, previous Senior Writer/Editor at the African-American Policy Forum, co-author of "Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women"  

Dr. Marcia ChatelainAssociate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration.  Creator and host of the podcast Office Hours: A Podcast where Dr. Chatelain “talks to her students about what is most important to them--from the ups and downs of college life to popular culture to social activism.”

Kamau Walton: activist, member of Black Lives Matter Bay Area and Critical Resistance 

Resources:

A Vision For Black Lives

#visions4blacklives

Say Her Name

Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women

Black Girls Matter

How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson August 25, 2014, The Atlantic 

Black Youth Project 100

Incite

Andre Lorde Project