The March For Black Women rally took over the National Mall at around 9 a.m. with a a scheduled march through the city to Freedom Plaza. Organized by Black Women’s Blueprint with help from the DC Rape Crisis Center, Marsha P. Johnson Institute and the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, the powerful event was a gathering of Black women and their allies.
A press release for the march read, “Black women, cis, trans, and diverse identities, allies and comrades will unite and lock arms, marching unapologetically with all others who want to pull the foot of oppression off our necks and foreground the notion a new social contract is needed for all Black women, a new social contract that overturn to the dominant political narratives of the past, and courageous enough in the present to pass along to our future generations.”
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Channel your outrage into action today. #StandWithBlackWomen and join the #MarchForBlackWomen in DC, NY, or a sister march near you!— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) September 29, 2018
Don't forget to also follow these incredible orgs leading the way: @BlackWomensBP, @DCRapeCrisis, @NESRIorg, & @MPJInstitute #BlackWomenRise pic.twitter.com/3APeMfYASf
As black women, we are loudly proclaiming and fighting for gender and racial equity! It’s our turn to speak! It’s our turn to be heard! #MarchforBlackWomen #M4BW #BlackWomenRise #OneVote #DMV pic.twitter.com/UZxc1GWBu7— Jess Giles (@jesshdgiles) September 29, 2018
1.) Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act which expires- 9/30. 2.) Focus on intersectional women’s rights concerns like poverty, afford. housing, reprod. rights, & immigration protections. 3.) Reverse the CDC word ban. #MarchforBlackWomen #M4BW #BlackWomenRise #OneVote #DMV pic.twitter.com/ZN9uPyp7AE— Jess Giles (@jesshdgiles) September 29, 2018
"#MarchForBlackWomen have 3 demands! The first is the full reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, set to expire on September 30, 2018. #M4BW #BlackWomenRise with #OneVote" - @BlackWomensBP pic.twitter.com/DdPTjCxbvE— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) September 29, 2018