Building the World We Want to See: Sista II Sista and the Struggle Against Interpersonal and State Violence

Lecture Description

During the 1990s, Black and Latinx young women came together to create the Sista II Sista Freedom School for Young Women of Color in Brooklyn, NY. After two young women were killed by police, they began to organize, connecting issues of state-sanctioned violence, the historical lack of protection offered to women of color, and experiences of gendered intraracial violence in an innovative campaign entitled Sistas Liberated Ground. This lecture explores their work and its implications given the rise of today’s #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements.

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Race Women

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