Published on September 16th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby
On Saturday, September 26, 2020 the Fourth Annual March For Black Women calls activists to gather online and rise up because HER Black Life Matters. Past marches have seen thousands take the streets in Washington D.C. to demand equality but the pandemic will not stop this year’s march. With the 2020 election on the horizon, organizers say it’s more important than ever to stop asking Black Women to choose between race and gender. Organizers ask you to join them virtually as they broadcast the revolution for and by Black Women.
“During this incredibly transformative moment, Black women and girls, disabled sisters, sisters across the border, and women that exist along all other axes of oppression have consistently been de-centered. Black Women’s Blueprint recognizes the pressing need to develop a ‘blueprint’ for political and social justice derived from Black women’s self-determination and autonomy,” says Farah Tanis, Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint.
For the past three years, Black Women’s Blueprint has produced a March For Black Women to raise awareness and make their demands heard – for reparations for Black women, for the rights of Black trans women, and to denounce sexual violence against Black women and girls. This year’s event is one of many this fall engaging folks to not just get out the vote, but to understand the impact of electing Women of Color into office and the power women have as the majority to elect legislators that best serve Black women’s interests.
The march, held by Black Women, for Black Women, will see an incredible lineup of virtual speakers who are rising up to end violence against Black Women and call in self-identifying women to vote in the 2020 election and vote for women of color. Guests include:
Gina Belafonte, ED of Sankofa / daughter of Harry Belafonte
Ilhan Omar, U.S. Representative for Minnesota
Opal Tometi, Co-founder Black Lives Matter
Joan Smalls, Model / Actor /Activist
Rosa Clemente, First Afro-Latina women to run for Vice-President of United States
Staceyann Chin, Poet
A complete list of speakers is available here.
REGISTER: Watch 9/26 Broadcast | DONATE: Support Black Women | VOTE: Register Now