On November 12, 2014, “the White House Council on Women and Girls released a report entitled “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity”. This report highlights work the Administration has done over the last six years to reduce barriers to success for everyone including women and girls of color. From continuing to fight to increase the minimum wage, encouraging women to enter STEM-related fields, providing increased access to health screenings and much more, this report re-emphasizes the Administration’s commitment to helping all women succeed in every area of their lives.” Read a copy of that report here.
During these very challenging times, use some “self care” time and read!
- Race Realities in New York City, Urban Justice Center (131 pages) https://hrp.urbanjustice.org/sites/default/files/HRP.WEB.doc_Develop_RaceRealities_001_20140604.pdf
- Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
- The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
- The Color of Food http://browngirlfarming.com/order-book
- Sacred Woman, by Queen Afua
- The Remedy, by Supa Nova Slom
- You Can Heal Your Life, by Louis Hay
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination/CERD Report by Black Women’s Blueprint
- A Truth Out article, http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27806-the-us-needs-a-truth-and-reconciliation-process-on-violence-against-african-americans
Please save these dates and look at the 16 Days at CCNY website for more updates:
From our community partner the Black Women’s Blueprint:
THIS WEEK: Black Women’s Blueprint returns to the U.N. in Geneva to denounce police rapes and sexual harassment as human rights violations against Black women across this nation, and across generations. Centering Black women’s lived experiences squarely within the racial justice concerns of our communities.
To CCNY students and to all student…
Let’s support survivors of sexual and domestic violence by carrying a mattress or pillow on Carry that Weight National Day of Action tomorrow, October 29th!
This is your opportunity to join the pledge and bring awareness as victims, survivors, and allies!