Fill The Void. Lift Your Voice. Say Her Name.
I was inspired to write Mama because of #SayHerName and the lack of media attention for the kidnappings and deaths of black women and girls. Many times, we only find out about our missing girls and victims of police brutality through social media. #SayHerName is a movement started by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), which calls attention to police violence against Black women, girls and femmes, and demands that their stories be integrated into calls for justice, policy responses to police violence, and media representations of police brutality.
Founded in 1996, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Please learn more about the AAPF and #SayHerName by clicking the links below. Your awareness and support is greatly appreciated.
You can also learn more about the #SayHerName initiative by clicking here. You will find information such as: