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Tanisha Anderson
May 19th, 2015

#SayHerName

type:Allgemein, NGO, Project, Protest
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

In order to shed light on Black women’s experiences with police violence, the African American Policy Forum, in partnership with One Billion Rising, BYP100, The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Black Lives Matter NYC, and many other community organizations will hold #SayHerName: A Vigil in Remembrance of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police.

The event will lift up the stories of Tanisha Anderson, Rekia Boyd, Miriam Carrey, Michelle Cusseaux, Shelly Frey, and Kayla Moore – women who died due to police violence. These deaths have gone primarily ignored, unaccounted for and unpunished. Although Black women are killed, raped and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in our popular understanding of racialized state violence.

For the first time the family members of these women are coming together to create a space to honor their lost loved ones.

Join this event on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30pm, Union Square South, NYC and take part in this moment of remembrance and sympathy.

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