Celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month, which was first established in 1926, happens during February of each year to commemorate both the efforts and struggles of the Black community in the past but to also recognize the strength, resilience, and achievements of the Black community in the present day.
It is no secret that the Black community is severely impacted by mass incarceration and this holds true for Black women specifically. According to the Sentencing Project, the imprisonment rate for Black women was 1.6 times greater than that of white women. 62 per 100,000 Black women were imprisoned in 2021.
"The imprisonment rate for Black women was 1.6 times greater than that of white women. 62 per 100,000 Black women were imprisoned in 2021."
WAMI's mission is to end these racial disparities in mass incarceration, and dismantle the current criminal (in)justice system as we know it today. Please support us in our efforts by donating today. Any contribution helps us to achieve our goals.
Happy Black History Month to all of those in the Black community. We stand with those in this community who have been impacted by the criminal (in)justice system and we are committed to helping you succeed.