For centuries, Black women, femmes and women-aligned folks have been pushed to the margins. Even social justice movements marginalized the voices of Black women in order to center the dominant group- the Civil Rights Movement centered the experience of Black men and the Women’s Rights Movement centered the experience of middle class white women.
22 years after the Million Man March and on the 20th anniversary of the Million Women March, the September 30th Florida March for Black Women will center the stories, struggles and resilience of Black women, while connecting our common issues and showcasing our collective South Florida power.
We are centering the experiences of Trans Black women, Black women struggling to pay rent, Black girls who are “pretty for a dark-skinned girl,” Black women who are under appreciated and underpaid, undocumented immigrant Black women living in fear of deportation, Black women with children in failing schools, Black women unable to bear children, Black women with visible and unvisible disabilities, Black women survivors of violence, Black women who do not have time to cry, Black women who make a way out of no way… all Black women.
SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN!
Creating the space to center Black women takes vision, capacity and resources. Contributions to the Florida March for Black Women will facilitate logistics, support programming and maintain ongoing campaigns to uplift Black women in Florida. #Femmeagenda