What To Read After the March for Black Women
Feminist Press Executive Director Jamia Wilson joins fellow activists at the March for Black Women
This past weekend, on September 30, Feminist Press Executive Director Jamia Wilson joined hundreds of fellow demonstrators at the March for Black Women in Washington DC. Jamia participated as a steering committee member of the march, which was organized by Black Women’s Blueprint, Trans Sistas of Color Project, Black Youth Project, and SisterSong. The march aimed to create dedicated space for black women within the March for Racial Justice, highlighting the fact that the oppression faced by black women is specific in terms of both race and gender. Jamia described the event as a “powerful celebration of our community, our dignity, and righteous resistance.”
While part of being an activist or ally depends on physically showing up, another key part is taking the responsibility of educating yourself and your communities on the lived experiences of groups other than your own. We must center the voices of black women and to do that, we must read and share their stories. To follow up on the work of Jamia and the other black women activists who marched on Saturday, here’s our suggestions for further reading. These titles cover a range of themes relevant to black women’s experiences, from utopic imaginings to discussions of the intersection between feminism and hip hop.