If you have no plans for this weekend, now you do.
The Black Girls’s Blueprint, a company that works to empower black ladies and ladies, is urging folks of all completely different backgrounds and identities to march this weekend in assist of black ladies’s fundamental rights.
That is to place it briefly, however should you’re all for becoming a member of the net demonstrations by means of the hashtag #MarchForBlackWomen and attending an occasion this Saturday and Sunday, here is what you might want to know.
The occasion was launched by Black Girls’s Blueprint, a company that works to empower and safe equality for black ladies and ladies. Companions of the occasion embrace DC Rape Disaster Middle, Nationwide Financial & Social Rights Initiative, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
When and the place are the marches?
In line with the Black Girls’s Blueprint web site, there will likely be two rallies happening. The primary will happen on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Contributors are suggested to fulfill on the Nationwide Mall, on the intersection of seventh avenue NW and Madison Drive NW, at 9 a.m. ET. From there, the march will transfer towards Freedom Plaza. On Sunday, Sept. 30, there will likely be a rally in New York Metropolis at three p.m. ET. The assembly level will likely be at Park Row, on the intersection of Broadway and Barclay Avenue. Should you plan to attend both of those occasions, you possibly can register on the hyperlink, beneath.
What’s #MarchForBlackWomen about?
Demonstrators taking part this weekend will likely be advocating for the next:
1. Full reauthorization of the Violence In opposition to Girls Act set to run out on September 30, 2018. The Violence In opposition to Girls Act makes it doable to fund social service companies that assist victims of sexual assault and home violence, corresponding to regulation enforcement coaching and the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline. It was enacted in 1994, following Anita Hill’s testimony in 1991 in opposition to Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas.
2. Specializing in intersectional ladies’s rights considerations like poverty, inexpensive housing, reproductive rights, immigration protections and middle essentially the most weak.
three. Reversing the Trump administration’s restriction on the usage of these phrases: transgender, fetus, weak, science-based, evidence-based, variety, and entitlement. In December 2017, the Trump administration advised analysts on the Middle for Illness Management and Prevention to not use these seven phrases in finances studies.
Can folks donate to #MarchForBlackWomen?
Should you can’t attend a rally however wish to present your assist, you possibly can donate cash to the CrowdRise marketing campaign. In line with the marketing campaign description, those that donate $50 or extra will obtain an #EveryBlackWoman sticker, $100 or extra will obtain a March for Black Girls T-Shirt, and $150 or extra will obtain an inaugural March for Black Girls viewbook, in addition to a one-year Black Girls’s Blueprint membership. You may as well unfold the phrase and promote posts with the hashtags, #M4BW, #EveryBlackWoman, and #BlackWomenRise.
Whats up White ladies 👋🏾
We hope that should you establish as an ally to Black Girls you present up for us on Sept. 29th & Sept. 30th! 📆
Register your self and share the hyperlink beneath together with your friends to point out your assist at #MarchForBlackWomen. https://t.co/AXTqamLqlP
— BlackWomensBlueprint (@BlackWomensBP) September 18, 2018