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RememberTheirNames: Black Female Victims of Police Terror

  • Lumumba Center 939 W Capital Street Jackson, MS 39203 United States (map)

"#RememberTheirNames: Excavating the Black Female Victims of Police Terror” — a discussion with freelance journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga, author of No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant, about the deliberate invisibility of Black women in the struggle around police terror. Chimurenga uses the case of Oscar Grant — subject of the 2013 film Fruitvale Station — to show the ways in which the "playbook" of white supremacist state-sanctioned violence targets Black men and women nationally."

Thandisizwe Chimurenga is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has written for New America Media; the Los Angeles Watts Times, Sentinel and Wave newspapers; the Final Call; Black Agenda Report; Ebony; CounterPunch, Truth-Out and Daily Kos.

Thandisizwe contributed to Fertile Ground: Memories and Visions (Runagate Press, 1996); UCLA’s Amerasia Journal in tribute to Japanese American activist Yuri Kochiyama (Vol. 40, #3, 2014); Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (CounterPunch Books, 2014); Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? (Haymarket Books, 2016); Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives (IndoAmerican Books, 2017) and the following forthcoming titles: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Collected Essays /Stories on the Racialization of Murder; Why Don't The Poor Rise Up?, and the Black Power Encyclopedia.