Honor Her Labor: Rally and March
Labor Day in the U.S. is a day to dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. What better way to celebrate than by honoring some of the most hard working people: Black women and femmes.
From reproductive justice, to intersectionality, to Black Lives Matter, to the LGBTQ liberation movement—Black women and femmes have created and led some of the most valuable movements and frameworks for fighting injustice. Black women and femmes also play a central role in some of our most crucial industries, such as education, healthcare, the rapidly growing service industry and the informal economies that support communities. They are concentrated in low wage work and among the most unacknowledged and under compensated workers, which leads to their criminalization and a heightened risk for violence and abuse.
On September 4, 2017 at 1 pm, we’re asking everyone who believes in justice, equity, and the struggle for Black liberation to come together to #HonorHerLabor. We’ll gather at the corner of 63rd and Woodlawn, at the site of the Woodlawn Adult Health Center. Here, we’ll be holding a rally to recognize the contributions (and humanity) of Black women, and give a call to action to better uplift and support them.
Also, be sure to follow and join us, as spend the week detailing the work of Black women and femmes, via @BYP_100 on Twitter, using the hashtag #HonorHerLabor.