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Black Lives Matter Partners With Reproductive Justice Groups to Fight for Black Women

Every activist worth her hand-lettered sign knows that it takes collaboration to create change, and February 9th marks a linking of arms between the leaders of organizations that seek to center the rights of Black women.

Regina Mahone, the managing editor of RH Reality Check, lead a discussion with Monica Raye Simpson, executive director of SisterSong and director of the Trust Black Women Partnership; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and La’Tasha D. Mayes, founder and executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice. In conjunction with the conversation, the Trust Black Women Partnership issued a solidarity statement, which concludes:

We seek community, fellowship, and connection with Black Lives Matter, and we know that we must stand together or fall separately. Our lives are at stake. To realize a future where Black Lives Matter, we must Trust Black Women. To Trust Black Women is to affirm that Black Lives do Matter. So we say, in the same breath, in the same freedom song: Trust Black Women. Black Lives Matter. Together we march toward justice for us all.

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