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2020 will marked six years since #Say­H­er­Name, the move­ment to draw greater aware­ness and action around Black female vic­tims of police and state vio­lence, was cre­at­ed by the African Amer­i­can Pol­i­cy Forum. Six years lat­er and the deaths of Black women and girls at the hands of law enforce­ment still does­nt gen­er­ate the same vocal con­cern and out­rage as that of Black men and boys. The show will exam­ine this point while pro­vid­ing his­tor­i­cal context.

This sto­ry will make a con­tri­bu­tion to not only high­light­ing spe­cif­ic sto­ries of police mur­ders of Black women but more impor­tant­ly under­stand­ing the pat­tern of era­sure that makes #say­ingh­er­name necessary.

Why is that the deaths of Black women at the hands of police dont seem to gen­er­ate as much out­rage as the deaths of Black men? Is it because Black women are val­ued less in the Black com­mu­ni­ty? Is it because Black men are tar­gets and Black women are sim­ply col­lat­er­al dam­age? Is it a com­bi­na­tion of rea­sons? What can be done to address this per­ceived lack of out­rage, and put an end to the deaths of ALL Black peo­ple at the hands of police?