On this weekend of giving thanks, AAPF would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you, our wonderful supporters and donors. We are pleased to announce that in honor of #Giving Tuesday and this Holiday Season, our end of year fundraising campaign is live!
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2015 has been a tremendous year for the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) -- a unique think tank that engages wide-ranging audiences to advance an intersectional, structural approach to racial and gender justice. From #SayHerName to #BlackGirlsMatter, our work to shed light on the barriers to equality facing women and girls of color reached across the country and globe, impacting a diverse audience of policy makers, activists, media, academics, and concerned stakeholders.
Our groundbreaking reports were cited everywhere from Time Magazine to The Root to Ms. Magazine and The Washington Post; Salon to The Daily Beast. Our report, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, shed light on Black girls’ discriminatory experiences in our nation’s public schools. Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women called attention to the experiences of Black women killed by the police--from Eleanor Bumpurs to Michelle Cusseaux--along with a call to #SayHerName and include women in dominant conceptions of state violence.
AAPF has also engaged in widespread community outreach and social media advocacy initiatives. On May 20th, 2015, AAPF hosted #SayHerName: A Vigil in Memory of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police at Union Square in New York City. Family members of Black women killed by police came together from across the country for the first time in a powerful vigil designed to uplift their loved ones' stories. The #SayHerName hashtag -- coined by AAPF in February 2015 -- has come to represent the burgeoning movement to uplift the stories of Black women and gender nonconforming people who have been made to suffer as a result of their race and gender identity
We are immensely grateful for the supporters who have helped make all of this possible -- but our work is far from done, and we can’t do it without you. Please consider partnering with us by making a tax-deductible donation to sustain our efforts to advance social justice that centers all lives, all races, and all genders equally.