I had no idea that a National Day of Action to End State Violence Against Black Women, Girls and Femmes was held on May 19, 2016.
Sad 😔 to realize that, because it escaped my notice, such a particularly timely and important day that could have been devoted to education, discussion and action planning on a national level must not have been given the attention it warrants. I would have liked to acknowledge and actively promote a day to commemorate not only the lives lost, but also the ongoing disrespect, humiliation, pain, and injustice that disproportionately impacts black women.Bland's death roused suspicion nationwide after the 28-year-old was found hanging from a plastic bag three days after she was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a traffic violation. Photo: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images”]
The following article from Colorlines offers some great ideas on pathways to meaningful policies that we should all work to have enacted by our local, state and federal governments.