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Beacon Press Donating Profits from Andrea Ritchie’s “Invisible No More” for #SayHerName National Week of Action

Invisible No More - Say Her Name Week of Action

Sandra Bland. Rekia Boyd. Decynthia Clements. Chikesia Clemons. Mya Hall. These Black women’s lives and others have been tragically cut short because of police brutality and the criminal justice system. This level of violence hasn’t stopped. It’s high time to take a stance. During this year’s #SayHerName National Week of Action to End Violence Against All Black Women and Girls (June 11 through 17), Beacon Press is pleased to announce that all profits from this week’s sales of Andrea Ritchie’s groundbreaking Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color will be donated to Black Youth Project 100.  

As a mission-driven publisher that seeks to promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations through the books it produces, we find it more important than ever to highlight Ritchie’s book and the important work she’s doing to raise awareness around radically rethinking our visions of safety—and the means we devote to achieving it. Her work has uncovered sobering statistics, as seen during her Twitter town hall conversation on June 12:

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Follow Ritchie and Invisible No More on Twitter to stay up-to-date on this weeks’ events and to find out what you can do to support the movement to end violence against all Black women—cis-, transgender, and gender nonconforming—and girls. Visit the book’s website for resources and information on how to take action. And if you haven’t done so already, buy a copy of Invisible No More!

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