We (Ellie and Sarah) were in Chicago today and this was the main window display at Women and Children First, the feminist book store.
On the cardboard where it says “Rest In Power” are the names of murdered black people, from Mike Brown to Islan Nettles to ‘my friend’s student’. To the left two signs read “Injustice is a Feminist Issue” and “Ferguson is a Feminist Issue”. On the right a sign says “The idea that some lives matter LESS is the root of all that is wrong in the world”. Below is a selection of books on African American issues or by African American authors, focusing on feminist, womanist, and LGBT themes.
Across the bottom is a quote by bisexual African Caribbean-American poet and author June Jordan (that’s her yellow book to the left called Some Of Us Did Not Die, which is amazing btw). The quote reads:
"And what shall we do, we who did not die? What shall we do now? How shall we grieve, and cry out loud, and face down despair? Is there an honorable, non-violent means towards mourning and remembering who and what we loved?"