We demand that artists, business owners, leaders of organizations and anyone working with the public who have numerous allegations of emotional and physical abuse sexual violence and abuse of power to cease all organizing operations and step down from their positions of leadership. You are a danger to the community, especially to young women.
We demand that this community take responsibility and divest from individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that have a well-documented history of covering up assault and abuse towards women and femmes.
We demand that activists, politicians, policymakers, business owners; clubs, restaurants, art spaces and advocacy organizations use an intersectional gender and racial lens when developing policy platforms to ensure that comprehensive solutions to violence are being built and that the myriad ways in which it impacts the lives of Black women and femmes are addressed.
We demand activists, politicians, advocates and stakeholders gain skills to talk about the multiplicity of ways in which state violence affects all Black women and girls. In so doing, stakeholders can move beyond a frame that highlights only killing. All Black women and femmes must be included in this reconceptualization.
We demand that our governments hold police accountable for violence against Black women and girls. Both the City and officers involved must admit liability, and offer funding to the families and communities of Black women, femmes and girls; killed, abused, assaulted, and targeted in any way by officers and the system at large.
We demand diverting funds from police back to resources where they were taken from: mental health services, domestic violence services, shelters, education, increasing jobs, etc.
We demand creating and passing reforms that specifically address the home as a site of police violence against Black women.
We demand creating and enacting use-of-force policies to prohibit the use of tasers or excessive force on Black women, femmes and children.
We demand an end to the use of no-knock warrants.
We demand safer, authentic and accessible spaces free of Racism, Queerphobia, transphobia, mysogynoir, fatphobia, colorism and abelism. We deserve the freedom to not just exist but to thrive .