Event: ‘Free Her Rally’ seeks to call attention to women and girls in prison

The Institute of the Black World along with Black Family Summit Organizations will host a “Free Her” rally in hopes of calling attention to the affects of mass incarceration on women.

Thousands of concerned citizens along with members of national organizations are expected to converge on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. on Saturday, June 21st. The FREE HER rally will assemble at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall, Independence Avenue & 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

On Twitter, victims of sexual assault answer ‘what were you wearing?’ question

Every two minutes, someone becomes a victim of sexual assault in America. 80 percent of the victims are under age 30, and 44 percent are under the age of 18.

Often, the victim is afraid to come forward, and when she/he does, they are shamed, questioned and even blamed for the act.

But a powerful Twitter exercise is bringing to light just how many victims of sexual assault exist.