October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This month, we need to be aware that "[b]lack women are almost three times as likely to experience death as a result of domestic violence/interpersonal violence than white women."
This month, we need to remember that "while Black women only make up 8% of the population, 22% of homicides that result from DV/IPV happen to Black Women and 29% of all victimized women."
This month, we need to continue learning (read more here) to understand the marginalization of black women and take a stand against domestic violence in our communities.
For frequent updates, visit the Facebook page of Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder!