We are facing a mental health crisis on top of all the other crises in the country. There is a widespread need for high-quality mental health services—especially for women and children.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: how the G7 countries rank on women’s representation; the two women vying to be Virginia’s lieutenant governor; ranked-choice voting ramps up in New York City; and more.
Darnella Frazier was honored with an honorary Pulitzer Prize for her video of George Floyd’s police murder, which “spurred protests against police brutality around the world.”
Through archival research and interviews, academic and activist Salamishah Tillet studies Alice Walker’s life and how themes of violence emerged in her earlier work.
“It was important for me to recognize Alice’s own journey to Zora as part of my own journey to Alice. That’s one thing. The other part is that you have a generation of Black writers and scholars who self-identify as Black feminists who remember the moment or the time or the text that helped them find the language of Black feminism. This is both a recovery and an origin story.”
In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How launches a legal fund for people seeking self-managed abortions; Biden buys 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses for global use ahead of the G-7 summit; and COVID cases surge in Europe as India’s Delta variant spreads.
At the end of the day, D.C. statehood is a fight for representation. It’s a fight for democracy. Black women in D.C. will only have half a seat at the table until statehood is granted.
Signs of the Taliban reducing violence and committing to genuine and serious peace talks are far from sight, suggests a new report by the U.N. In the report, U.N. experts say that “unprecedented” level of violence from 2020 has carried onto 2021 and is likely to increase more this year. The “continues to strengthen its military position as leverage.”
Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.
“I really think the government needs to have some kind of program to make sure that essential workers are taken care of if there’s another pandemic.”
“Propaganda against the state.” That’s one of the most frequent charges in politically motivated imprisonments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Translated, it means “Thinking is forbidden and talking about your thoughts is a crime.”
My mother’s case burst my bubble and woke me up: Her case was not an exception, but a fate shared by hundreds if not thousands.
On Tuesday, June 8, members of Congress reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)—federal legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade in law and establish the legal right to abortion in all 50 states under federal law. The “bold, responsive and timely legislation … would codify a person’s right to choose.”