Nobody's Free until Black Women are Free

Monday, November 9, 2015 | 5:00 -- Ern Common

“Nobody's free until Black Women are free”

 

Fellow Soldiers,

 

This Upcoming Monday, November 9th at 5:00pm in Ern Commons, the African American and African Studies Majors Union will be collaborating with the Woodson Institute to host the following program:

 

"Who Has Our Back?: A Town Hall Meeting on Black Women and Girls." 

 

In the spirit of the recent report, "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Over-policed and Underprotected," which analyzes the ways in which black women and girls have been either erased, underrepresented, or violated in discussions of racial inequality and state violence, this event encourages open dialogue about the pressing challenges facing Black communities that are entangled in race, class, gender and sexuality.

 

Women and girls from the UVA and Charlottesville community are invited to attend and speak freely about the violence and challenges facing Black women and girls as well as the grievances, joys, strategies and concerns we face as Black women. (Men are also encouraged to attend.)

 

The Town Hall Meeting will serve as a precursor to “Engaging Race--A Carter G. Woodson Forum: Black Girls Matter," which will take place on November 12th at 4:30 pm in 123 Robertson Hall.