Leimert Park, Los Angeles–According to the Black Women’s Blueprint, nearly 60% of Black girls will experience sexual violence by age 18. Nationwide, Black girls and women have some of the highest rates of homicide due to domestic and intimate partner violence. As #MeToo founder Tarana Burke notes, “During conversations about racial equality that dominated the national stage in recent months, there was little mention of sexual violence.”
When Burke tried to raise the issue she was told by some: “This is not the time.”
*THIS IS THE TIME*
This Saturday, October 16th, join the #Standing4BlackGirls coalition community action to end rape culture and sexual violence in Leimert Park Village. The event will feature youth artists, speakers, organizers, and musicians, including Slauson Girl, Kaitlyn Parhm of Inglewoods Helping Hands, foster care youth advocate Clay Wesley, L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Black feminist Skid Row poet-activist Suzette Shaw and Media Done Responsibly founder Shaunelle Curry.
The #Standing4BlackGirls coalition and task force mobilizes for expanding mental health, violence prevention education, jobs, housing, and reproductive justice resources for Black cis/straight and Black queer girls in L.A. County.
Sign the #S4BG Mission Statement and Demands here: https://bit.ly/3cPgF4r
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