IN PLAIN SIGHT: Towards Engendering the Fight for Racial Justice in the 21st Century


October 31 – November 1
New York, NY (Location TBA)

As public frustration continues to mount over the brutal racial injustices facing people of color, the role gender plays in our approach to fighting racism cannot be ignored. Male centered initiatives such as the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) are perpetuating the myth that women of color aren’t also suffering and that racial justice can be advanced by only focusing on half of our communities, and ignoring the systemic conditions we collectively experience.Please join us for an event focused on elevating the experiences of women of color in order to build an inclusive and comprehensive racial justice movement. Together we will develop an agenda that prioritizes the needs of all marginalized people and forces the nation to understand #WhyWeCantWait.
Programming will include:
  • Discussing the gendered failures of historical and contemporary racial justice initiatives, like MBK
  • A town hall on Black women in the US that aims to begin discussions on specific groups of women of color in order to elevate our unique and common struggles
  • Exploring and developing next steps for the #WhyWeCantWait Campaign to re-align MBK and advance a systemic and inclusive racial justice vision
We want to hear from you!
  • Participate in a Focus Group: Are you interested in sharing your experience and working to advance the needs of women and girls of color within the broader racial justice narrative in light of programs like MBK? We will be hosting focus groups to learn more about what is happening in your local community.
  • Tell us Your Story: In an effort to elevate the experiences of Black women, we are seeking individuals to share their stories.
TO RSVP, tell your story or join a focus group, please contact: [email protected]As a reminder, leading up to In Plain Sight, we will be hosting a town hall, in conjunction with Girls for Gender Equity, to elevate the experiences of girls of color. Breaking the Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color will be held this Saturday, October 11th, from 12:00-4:00pm at Columbia Law School – 435 W 116th Street, New York, NY 10027. Please RSVP, by clicking here
About AAPF
AAPF is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers in dismantling structural inequality and engages new ideas and perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. The work of AAPF promotes frameworks and strategies that address the bases of discrimination as they relate to the intersections of race, gender and class.
Websitewww.aapf.orgEmail Address[email protected]Phone Number: (212) 854-8041
Mailing Address:African American Policy Forum, Inc.435 West 116th Street, Rm. 827

New York, NY 10025