Thank you to all those who attended In Plain Sight. It was an incredibly powerful day full of moving testimony from women of color about the inequities they experience across a range of indicators, including state sanctioned violence, economic inequality, interpersonal violence, mass incarceration, immigration and anti-terror policies. Check out our storify and photos from the event.
Our message that women of color must be centered in racial justice movements was loud and clear. We look forward to continuing to build momentum towards an intersectional approach to fighting racism!
Join us as we re-broadcast portions of "In Plain Sight," followed by #WhyWeCantWait Twitter chats with our speakers.
Part 1: Inequity at the Intersections:
Discussing the Gender-Specific Burdens Impacting Women of Color
Listen to personal testimony and research about the impact of state sanctioned violence, mass incarceration, domestic violence, economic inequality and homelessness, immigration policies and anti-terror surveillance on women of color.
Tuesday, November 11
Screening- 12pm-2pm EST
Twitter Chat- 2pm-3pm EST
Participants in twitter chats include Kiese Laymon, Luke Harris, Nimmi, Gowrinathan, Andrea Ritchie and more!
“We have to remember that any individual, organization, institution, treaty, and/or law that asks us to choose our oppression is not interested in our full liberation. No one is free while others are oppressed.”
- Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Creator of the award-winning film NO! The Rape Documentary
"I am a black woman who lives with the legacy of having been a homeless teen... I looked up on my 25th birthday and I realized that I never expected to make it that far. My mother gave me the courage to live for a tomorrow I was never certain I would be given.”
- Kristie Dotson, PHD., Black Feminist Philosopher