The Center for the Study of Women in Society affirms that Black Lives Matter and condemns the recent murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the five Dallas police officers. We continue to stand for and work toward our vision of a world where the systems that oppress us all around race, sex, gender, class, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity are dismantled.
In 2015, Dr. Amie “Breeze” Harper was one of the keynote speakers for our CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, and she posted her eloquent thoughts around these recent acts of violence and terror on her blog on Monday. We invite you to take a look.
I’m still impressed that 4 years after Black Lives Matter movement was founded, thousands of white people still have the luxury of being ‘confused’ about something they could simp…
Source: Fanon’s Tears, Octavia’s Hope: The Ongoing Trauma of Racialized Violence and Strategic Ignorance |