“The experience of black women and black girls must be fundamentally addressed as America wrestles with national and international demands for justice and an end to state sanctioned anti-black violence.” Read more from Dr. Kali Gross, Association of Black Women Historians, at the link in our stories.
Today as #PrideMonth begins, we’re thinking of Stonewall, of Compton's Cafeteria. We’re thinking of leaders like Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera who took to the streets to demand justice. We remember them - and those whose names we don’t know - and we continue their fight. #pride🌈 #pride (📸 1 by Leonard Fink; 📸 2 by Diana Davies)
We are horrified and devastated by the killing of George Floyd. We stand in solidarity with all those who are bravely standing up and speaking out against this grave injustice. But we also know that George Floyd’s murder is tragically not an aberration. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, and many others whose names we will never know — behind each name is a life tragically cut short, a family forever grieving, and a community left angry and demanding accountability. TIME’S UP’s mission is to build a world where everyone feels safe and respected at work. But the reality is, Black Americans are not safe at work, in our streets — or even in their own homes. Let’s be clear: Sexual assault is fundamentally about an abuse of power. So too is racial violence. Only when we dismantle the entwined power structures of patriarchy and white supremacy will we be able to truly achieve gender equity, and a world where every person be able to live safely, free from the fear of violence, and with the true opportunity to reach their full potential. The fight to end systemic racism and racial violence in this country is all of our fight. The road ahead is daunting, but we are walking it together. Art: @nikkolassmith #blacklivesmatter #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #sayhername
When older women lose jobs during an economic downturn, they’re likely to stay unemployed for longer, causing significant economic losses. That’s on top of losses they might've already suffered from the pay gap over the course of their careers. #TIMESUPPAYUP
FACT: The #COVID19 economic crisis is hitting women hard, and that's especially true for older women. The unemployment rate for women over 55 has risen about 6-fold from January to April, up to 15.5%.
Did you graduate in a Health-STEM field this year? 🎓 #TIMESUPHC, @americanpublichealth and partners invite you to a special #HealthSTEMencement in honor of our future leaders of health care - many of whom will be heading to the front lines during this public health crisis. Join us on May 28th at 5pm EDT. Link in bio.
(via @elleusa) "It's very important that we report on our own communities and ask the community members about what's going on, because clearly our Navajo people want to hear it from us." Krista Allen is one of just a handful of female Indigenous journalists covering the #COVID19 pandemic and lifting up Indigenous voices during the crisis. She writes for The Navajo Times, a weekly newspaper for tribal communities in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Navajo Nation has been hit hard by #coronavirus, on top of long-standing, systemic inequities that indigenous communities around the country have faced for centuries. 40 percent of Navajo Nation lacks reliable access to running water. “[Navajo people] don't often get the chance to tell their stories, so I never try to get off the phone with my sources. Their voices need to be heard. I give them as much time as they want to talk, however long they need."