Art by: Khalid Hamid
SIHA Network stands in solidarity with, and in admiration of the protestors on the frontlines of the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement in their fight against police brutality and systemic racism. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th 2020 highlights a horrific instance in the dehumanization and violence against African American men and women experienced at the hands of authorities for decades. This is the violence that protestors are now bravely choosing to confront. #ICANTBREATHE
SIHA Network is further saddened by the death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor at the hands of LMPD officers on March 13th 2020, just 12 days before George Floyd’s death. Breonna was killed in her own home illegally. All officers involved in the incident must be charged and convicted for her murder. Please consider signing or donating at justiceforbreonna.org #JUSTICEFORBREONNA #SAYHERNAME
The status quo of racism and systemic oppression of African American women and men remains unaddressed, right from the intentional, black femicides and homicides, to the high maternal mortality rates. However this exclusion should not amount to silence. Now is the time to amplify the call for accountability in law enforcement and the justice systems around the world.
SIHA stands in solidarity with the peaceful protestors & African American communities in the United States of America in their struggle for justice and equality. As an African feminist group of women from diverse backgrounds, we understand the repression, undermining, and persecution because of our gender. We recognize these acts of discrimination, dehumanization, and sabotage, and demand accountability.
List of petitions and funds to support #BLACKLIVESMATTER at this time: