At a job talk at Pitzer yesterday, I learned about the #SayHerName movement. This was the first time I learned about this. Essentially, it is a movement similar to #BlackLivesMatter, but shedding light on the fact that Black women are harmed by police as well. Although Black Lives Matter is inclusive of the entire Black community, it began after shootings of Black men, and has been more centered around Black men getting shot by the police. I’m just curious if other people have heard of the #SayHerName campaign, or if they have any thoughts about it. Here is a link to what they are about and their mission:


6 responses »

  1. carlywinant says:

    I haven’t heard of this before either, but I’m glad I know about it now. If there were time left in the semester, there could be a whole project/site for this class around #SayHerName. The statistics on the website you linked are shocking and a sure sign that this is something that people need to be aware of.

  2. krystalyiranli says:

    I never heard about this movement before and it is a quite encouraging and smart movement, focusing not only on the voice of the black community but also particularly on women.

  3. lenapearlcole says:

    When I went to TED Women in October, this talk really stood out and was incredibly impactful. I suggest giving it a watch:

  4. olivia klugman says: this video reminded me of the #sayhername campaign. Sandra Bland’s mother lists out all of the black women who have died while in police custody over the past year, including her daughter.

  5. palomapineda19 says:

    This is a great campaign and I think it has a profound message. Too often our media paints this grand picture of “all women” or “everyone who has been affected” by police violence and it’s important to recognize the individuality in these women, and people affected by police brutality.

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