Gender Justice is Racial Justice

A photo of a group (about 20) of mostly BIPOC people gathered in a city building, standing around a number (about 50) of cardboard tombstones that have been painted with the names of Chicago BIPOC killed by police. A person at the center holds a large black and white sign that reads #NoCopAcademy.

All gender justice wins have been rooted in the legacy of Black liberation and racial justice movements. The violence that Black women and girls face is treated as a footnote, and women of color spearheading the movement have been kept out of many conversations. Gender Justice seeks to reverse the legacy of co-opting the leadership of women of color in histories of resistance by focusing on their leadership and recognizing gender as an important piece of all movements. 

Philanthropy needs to respond with the main resource that we’ve continued to hoard, and that people continue to demand—our dollars.

Photo of 2018 Mobilize Power Fund grantee the #NoCopAcademy campaign, Chicago, IL.