#SayHerName: Teaching Young Girls to be Politically Conscious

sndblandOctober 15, 2015 – Segment 2

The plight of Black women who suffer violence and discrimination at the hands of the police, has largely been ignored, by the mainstream media and activists alike.  As recent events, particularly the July 13th death of Sandra Bland in police custody, have brought these issues to the fore, we steer our  conversation to how parents and educators are incorporating the living history of the Baltimore Uprising, #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName into lessons for their children and students, especially young girls of color. Sharing their thoughts are: Lisa Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life for Cultural and Spiritual Diversity at UMBC; and Dr. Anika Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University.