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Virtual General Body Meeting
October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We are hosting a virtual General Body Meeting on Sunday, October 18th with the goal of letting interested individuals know how they can get involved with Dignity Act Now Collective’s mission. It will be held over Zoom from 4pm to 6pm.
Meeting ID: 839 297 4135
The Dignity Act Now Collective is a group of Black, Impacted, and Gender-Oppressed people in Pennsylvania. As the most vulnerable population in our community, Black mothers and caregivers who are currently and formerly incarcerated experience gender oppression as well as racism. Black Gendered-Oppressed people experience the impact of incarceration at 500 times the rate of Black men. Reports show that 70% of women in prisons and jails are mothers and caretakers. We also know that 86% of Black Gender-Oppressed people have experienced physical and/or sexual violence prior to incarceration. Among Black transgender people, nearly half (47%) will be incarcerated during their lifetime. These statistics not only demonstrate a public health crisis but also the demands for immediate systemic change.