BECOME A
#SAYHERNAME
ADVOCATE

We seek #SayHerName Advocates who will: 

 

BEAR WITNESS by educating yourself about the intersectional realities facing Black women, girls, and femmes, and learning more about the stories of Black women victimized by state violence. 

AMPLIFY the voices and demands of Black women to break the silence about the state violence that they are subjected to.

ACTIVATE those around you and cultivate a sense of responsibility for resisting state violence against Black women. 

DONATE to further the work of #SayHerName and its Mothers Network.

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The #SayHerName Campaign is so much more than a hashtag. It is a multi-dimensional campaign centered around the experiences and demonstrated needs of the #SayHerName Mothers Network—mothers, sisters, and families who have lost daughters to police violence. 

SAY. HER. NAME.

A TIMELINE FOR TAKING ACTION

WHAT TO DO, IF YOU HAVE 5-10 MINUTES...

 

Visit our Website: aapf.org/sayhername 

 

Sign Up for #SayHerName Text Alerts to receive important updates about the #SayHerName Campaign and additional ways to get involved.

Follow #SayHerName on Social Media 

  • Instagram @aapolicyforum

  • Twitter @aapolicyforum

 

Tweet in solidarity with the #SayHerName Campaign.

  • Call for visibility of Black women’s vulnerability to state violence  using #SayHerName and demand that the murder of Black women at the hands of law enforcement is made a national issue using #SayHerName  - use our AAPF Social Media Guide

Tweet a 30-second video to @AAPolicyForum, either of you or a group, telling America why we should #SayHerName

Share the #SayHerName One-Pager with your friends, family and colleagues.

WHAT TO DO, IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR...

 

Visit our Website: aapf.org/sayhername 

  • Learn about the stories of Black women killed by police (AAPF #SayHerName In Memoriam

    • The Incomplete Stories of #SayHerName and tell someone you know 

  • Support the African American Policy Forum

Attend a #SayHerName Information Session

  • Learn the origins of the movement and the urgency of its creation, together with the policy imperatives required to disrupt the conditions that leave Black women susceptible to police violence and subsequent erasure from discourses. Dates for the next Information Sessions coming soon!

Watch the #SayHerName YouTube Playlist

 

Listen to Episode 21 of Intersectionality Matters! #SayHerName:Telling Stories of State Violence & Public Silence

Read Kimberlé Crenshaw’s article, “Breonna Taylor and Bearing Witness to Black Women's Expendability

WHAT TO DO, IF YOU HAVE A DAY...

 

Educate Yourself & Advocate Alongside Us

  • Learn more about the stories of Black women killed by police, our demands, and our policy recommendations

Engage Your Community in Conversation 

 

Call or Write your Local Chief of Police

  • You can ask, for example:  

  • Does your local department follow mandatory reporting for deaths at the hands of police, including race and gender? 

  • Are trained mental health professionals dispatched for 911 calls pertaining to mental health crises? 

  • What de-escalation tactics are mandated? 

  • What are officers trained to do when non-suspects such as children are present? 

  • What are the consequences for officers who take lives in out-of-policy shootings?

  • What is the role of civilian review of policing practices? What are the opportunities for community input in policing? 

  • Are records of complaints against officers for excessive force released to the public? Does the department have a policy against hiring officers that have been dismissed from other forces due to excessive force?