:Join the March for Black Women on Jan. 21st, 2018 at the Wesley Bolin Plaza at 9am – 9:55 am, before marching to the Arizona State Capitol to meet with the Women’s March Phoenix at 10am.
We will gather at 9am in the Wesley Bolin park to honor the Black Women of Arizona whether elected to public office, LGBTQIA, or new to the movement. This March is open to all genders, ages, and male allies. Learn more about #M4BM here: www.mamablack.org
What to expect? Music, light food, dancing, sisterhood, and speeches to uplift the community!
#M4BW guiding principles: “denounce the propagation of state-violence and the widespread incarceration of Black women and girls, rape and all sexualized violence, the murders and brutalization of transwomen, supporting immigrant women, and the disappearances of our girls from our streets, our schools and our homes.
Silenced no more, the March for Black Women will demand a particular brand of racial justice: a racial justice requiring we reject age-old divide and conquer tactics and center Black transwomen in all Black community struggles, bar-none. We want a brand of racial justice deployed, centering the trauma and complexity of all Black women’s lived experiences of atrocity across generations.
If you can’t march with us, then ride with us. If you can’t ride with us, then shout from your front yards, your kitchen tables and from your street corners. Shout from the pews of your churches and LGBTQ centers, from your HBCUs and healing circles, from the halls and stairwells of the public housing complex where they put you, and from your conference tables and boardrooms. Our differently-abled Black sisters, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, we ask you to rise with us in your hearts and in your bones.
Rise with us with all that is within you, in a March for Racial Justice that means justice for all genders.”