Two years after the Baltimore Uprising in response to Freddie Gray's killing, Black women are still invisible in the conversation about policing in Baltimore and beyond. It's time for local policymakers and activists to take a more expansive vision of police reform to address women's experiences, even as the Department of Justice pulls back from oversight of local police departments.
Many in the US today like to believe that Trump is an aberration from American values, but an honest reading of US history tells a different tale. Trump and his supporters have given us a look behind the curtain of civility and color blindness that tried to mask the systemic and ongoing wrongs of centuries of ingrained racism.
The sharing of strategies is a first step in recognizing that in fact, these two movements -- both reinvigorated by Trump's election -- should be explicitly joined: The push for women's rights must also be a push for sanctuary. If we do not think about them together, we risk not adequately addressing important forms of discrimination and exclusion.