CALL FOR JUSTICE AND ALLYSHIP STATEMENT
Womxn’s March Denver supports our communities of color. We condemn the abuse of power that leads to tragic acts of violence which minimizes the harm and ruptures trust between our communities and those who are sworn to protect and serve the people.
Black Lives Matter. We call for justice and encourage our sisters to speak up against George Floyd's brutal killing at the hands of Minneapolis police. A police encounter should never be a death sentence; however, too often that is the outcome for Black and Brown people, whether by abuse, bias or neglect. No one should have to live in fear of being killed by the police.
Our country was founded on white supremacy. It is alive in our country. It shows up in many ways, such as police violence and physical racial attacks, and we must come together and take action. No mother should worry about the loss of a loved one at the hands of those charged with protection. No one should fear going for a run or enjoying bird watching at a park based on the color of their skin. As a community, we must respond by addressing personal racial biases, use privilege to actively dismantle systemic racism and create actionable steps to educate those using their whiteness as a weapon. We ask that you support Denver Black Womxn and Black Womxn in your community, demand change, and take action. We will keep marching for Womxn and their families until being Black in America isn’t a death sentence.
Engage in upcoming local protests. And follow the lead of Black Lives Matter 5280
To listen is to learn. Educate yourself and do the work:
“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad
“How to be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi
“The Geometry of Being Black” by Ogorchukwu
“White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Showing Up for Racial Justice
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