october 12, 2018
hosted organizing & healing call video call
the native american women’s resource center materials
Why I wear black & why I walked out on our 2nd week of #BlackFridays: because 5,100+ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls is not considered a National Emergency. We need more than Indigenous ppl to care about our #MMIW #MMIWG I Care, Why Don't You? pic.twitter.com/fVDsqRm7TY— Tracy 🧙♀️🌱✊🏻🌜♓ (@donellacandra) October 12, 2018
The second Black Friday began with womxn* around the country sharing photos of their fly black outfits and continued with womxn exiting work, getting out the vote, or joining the law students as they walked out to demand Brett Kavanaugh be impeached.
Womxn came out in beautiful solidarity with the #MMIW Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s movement, who are working towards justice in the face of an epidemic of violence.
With next week's Black Friday, we go one step further, heeding the call to, in the words of Assata Shakur, love each other and protect each other.
On Oct 19, the third Black Friday, we will rise up and withhold our consent by investing in our own community care and self defense.
A big part of dismantling this horrible system that harms our collective well-being is building the social fabric between us that strengthens both our community and also us as individuals.
You'll hear about physical, psychological, economic, and political self defense. From tactics to defend ourselves from violence to shared experiences that can help us understand how to defend our inner sacred spaces from the bigotry and violence all around us, we’re bringing it all.
We’ll also talk specifically about how to turn community defense into a form of protest this coming Black Friday (and beyond!).
This is a special opportunity for a different kind of protest—and we hope you’ll join us and invite the womxn in your life to join too!
Many of you have been sharing with us that since the Kavanaugh confirmation you feel even less safe than before. You have also told us that #BlackFridays help you feel stronger and connected, and we hope taking action in the name of community and self defense will foster that feeling further.