V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 25

SAY HER NAME LA “Although Black women are routinely killed, raped, and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in popular understandings of police brutality. Yet, inclusion of Black women’s experiences in social movements, media narratives, and policy demands around policing and police brutality is critical to effectively combatting racialized state violence for Black communities and other communities of color.” —KIMBERLE CRENSHAW, V-DAY BOARD MEMBER In November 2015, Thandie Newton, Zoe Kravitz and Eve Ensler with One Billion Rising, hosted an intimate gathering to honor and celebrate Kimberle Crenshaw, co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, and escalate #SayHerName, resisting police brutality against black women. 2015 ASIAN CONFERENCE OF WOMEN’S SHELTERS AT THE HAGUE 40 activists from Taiwan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor and the Philippines, gathered to conduct a workshop on shelter work and empowering women, with particular focus on marginalized women. Monique Wilson was the main presenter, speaking on OBR Revolution, and chaired the panel on marginalized women and migrant workers. The day was invigorating, inspiring, educative and the solidarity building was powerful. The one-day conference, ahead of the main conference, was hosted by Chi Hui-jung and Garden of Hope.