GGJ Member Reflection on Women's March Convening DC 2019

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Piper Carters Reflection on Women's March Delegation DC 2019

Gender equity and racial justice are tightly interwoven historically, and currently Black, Brown, & Indigenous Women’s bodies, livelihoods, and opportunities have been and are heavily policed.

Women of color are at the greatest risk in this current political environment, in which right-wing conservatism is threatening a range of public services from health coverage to education access to financial regulations.

Marielle Franco PRESENTE!

It is with a heavy heart that we write to you today to honor the life of Marielle Franco, a fierce Black, Queer, feminist leader from Brazil who was murdered last Wednesday, March 14th. Marielle Franco was a city council member representing the Maré Favela in Rio de Janeiro, where she grew up. She was outspoken against police brutality and the criminalization of poor and working class black communities in Brazil. She stood for women’s rights, worker’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and the rights of all marginalized peoples.