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Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting Shows The Least Protected Woman In America Is Still The Black woman

Post Originally Published By Jasmine Ivanna Espy On TheFader.Com On Saturday, July 11, Megan Thee Stallion posted live footage of her, Tory Lanez, and Kylie Jenner hanging by the pool in Los Angeles. A few hours later, at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, police arrested Lanez for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle…. [ Read More ]

This is The Big Deal About Victim Rights

At our most vulnerable and dependent on another, there are some things we may universally expect in the way of support: to not be embarrassed or exposed either for needing support or because of the situation, that the person assisting is interacting with you and not ignoring you, to be educated about whatever the steps… [ Read More ]

UMOJA’s Open Letter To The Community

Dear Community,   It is with heavy hearts that we pen this open letter to our community. We particularly recognize the advocates and survivors, who we work on behalf of and intentionally join voices with, who are on the margins within our movement. While our movement and the world released statements about racism and police… [ Read More ]

Governor Whitmer Signs Bill for Supplemental   Funding to Support COVID-19 Response  

  Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 690, which appropriates nearly $880 million in federal funding to support various COVID-19 response actions across the state.   The supplemental budget includes a number of provisions that allow assist Michigan in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, help small business weather the difficult economic conditions created by COVID-19,… [ Read More ]

SCOTUS: Employers Shouldn’t Fire People for Being Gay or Transgender

As pride month, 2020 comes to a close, we at the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence would like to applaud the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.  There, the Court held that employment discrimination against someone for being gay or transgender is discrimination on the… [ Read More ]

MCEDSV Statement On Police Reform

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson This moment is one which demands we speak. This statement begins, as it should, by recognizing the extraordinary events that have begun… [ Read More ]

Am I? I am.

*Blog Disclaimer* MCEDSV values the voices of all survivors. We acknowledge the power and change that can be created with perspective sharing based on one’s personal identities and experiences. It is our hope that after engaging with various narratives and perspectives, individuals are able to challenge their own belief systems and feel empowered to self-reflect… [ Read More ]

Crip Camp

“For 25 days in April 1977, a group of roughly 150 disability rights activists took over the fourth floor of a federal building in San Francisco. They would not leave, they said, until President Jimmy Carter’s administration agreed to implement a four-year-old law protecting the rights of people with disabilities.” Contributing to this civil disobedience… [ Read More ]

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