“We know that there is implicit bias in the criminal legal system, and we know that women of color, particularly Black women, are disproportionately incarcerated. At every turn of the system, there is racism and sexism.”
Executive Director, Women's Community Justice Association
WJP joins all who are rising up in defense of Black lives and against the violence, death, racism, gender oppression, and economic injustice that white supremacy has inflicted in this country for centuries. We recognize that this same racism and violence drives our dehumanizing system of mass incarceration and the rampant abuse experienced by people behind the walls.
We mourn and honor the Black women, men and gender expansive people who have been killed by state-sanctioned violence.
Take Action by following and supporting:
- The Movement for Black Lives
- #SayHerName Campaign
- Justice for Women Task Force
- New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (#HALTsolitary)
- Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign
#BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #DefundThePolice #DefendBlackLives #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #TonyMcDade #SandraBland #CuomoLetThemGo #WeFightForHer