‘We’re a Community’: These Groups Are Working To Bail Out Incarcerated Women in Time for Mother’s Day
Free Black Mamas DMV in 2017 is a self-described Black women and femme-run abolitionist campaign seeking to end the country’s current carceral system. The effort is part of the National Bail Out, a collective of local and national Black-led organizations that plan Mama’s Day Bail Out events around the country.
Everyone and their brother feels free to come at Black women with all guns blazing, spewing venom on social media as much as possible, and we are supposed just to sit and “swing low sweet chariot, we shall overcome, praise Black Jesus, take the high road,” in response. Rarely do we get to see Black women articulate rage.