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#SayHer Name: Justice For Breonna Taylor & Black Women Killed By Police

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A demonstrator holds a sign with the image of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers, during a protest in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 2020.

 

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing black women and girls who have been killed by police or have died in police custody. On March 13, police shot and killed Breonna Taylor, an EMT from Louisville, Kentucky while she was sleeping in her home. The officers have not been arrested or charged. The case is now under investigation by the FBI. Breonna Taylor would have turned 27 years old on June 5th.

People taking to the streets across the country are raising awareness about #SayHerName, a campaign focusing on black women and girls who have been killed by police or have experienced police violence. Breonna Taylor is among countless others who have been killed, including Reika Boyd, Mya Hall, and Korryn Gaines.

Guests:

Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, and professor at UCLA and Columbia Law School

Eva Lewis, Chicago-based writer, organizer, and artist

Web Resources: 

Justice for Breonna

Teen Vogue, Eva Lewis: Breonna Taylor’s Family and Friends Remember Her Greatness

Zora, Renee Nishawn Scott: Where Is the Outrage for Breonna Taylor?

ABC News, Christina Carrega: After Breonna Taylor's death, a look at other black women killed during police encounters

African American Policy Forum: #SayHerName Campaign