#SayHerName: Her Life Matters Too
A rally was held in New York City to recognize black women killed by law-enforcement officials.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement is one that has started ever since the death of Mike Brown. It is significant however to point out that there is not much emphasis on the fact that young black women’s lives are also at danger.
In a new report, “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women,” the number of cases involving black women assaulted or killed by law-enforcement officers has increased.
On Wednesday, people rallied to identify the names of the black women who have lost their lives because of police officers.
Through social media, people have been hash-tagging #SayHerName to bring light to the issue.
— BlackOUT Collective (@blackoutcollect) May 21, 2015
Black women make up 32.6% of the female prison population, but only 6.6% of the country's population. Yet, silence. #SayHerName
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) May 21, 2015
Will you join the movement?