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FIGHTING FOR OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE 

WE ARE THE SOLUTION

The Black Mothers March on the White House is a coalition of black-led organizations that have been involved in the struggle to rescue our children from the custody of the State. We exist to expose the systematic attack on black women and the black family by the U.S. government. The U.S. Government has been able to perpetuate this terror on our communities under the guise of “protecting children” using the Department of Human Services, euphemistically referred to as Child Protective Services.

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OUR DEMANDS
  1. Repeal the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

  2. Repeal the Adoption and Safe Families Act (AFSA) 

  3. Children returned to their homes with resources allocated by the state to go directly to the families, ensuring successful reunification

  4. Reparations to families - include but not limited to, money to compensate for loss of wages and legal expenses.

  5. Resources allocated by the State to support dual and contending power community oversight boards that will be empowered to investigate cases initiated by CPS and recommend their own findings and produce their own holistic and redemptive solutions. 

  6. Ban the state-sponsored kidnapping of black and brown children 

  7. A ban on removing newborns from their mothers, when a CPS case is pending

  8. An end to drug testing of mothers and babies at birth 

  9. An end to the interrogation of children without the presence of their parents

  10. An end to using lifestyle, cultural choices as the basis for removal

  11. Family first consideration = Kinship 

  12. Ending the practice of treating family placement as foster placement

Event Schedule 

Fri May 10 

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Directed and produced by Myah Overstreet, To Be Invisible is a New Yorker short documentary that offers a critical analysis of the family policing system through real experiences of Black families. It is a story of redemption and love.

Sat May 11 

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This Black Mothers March, individuals and families will come together to share stories of mistreatment and discrimination at the hands of the Family Policing System. Each individual's story will paint a clear picture of the larger narrative: That the U.S. Child ``Protection” system is the modern-day auction block and its intended purpose is to continue to control and sell Black bodies. 

 

The People’s Tribunal is a place for collective healing as we push Forward to Freedom and demand systematic change.

Following the People Tribunal, in collaboration with Harrietts Wildest Dreams and Life After Release, we will host an unforgettable day of fun, music, and celebration. This event is all about embracing freedom and enjoying the great outdoors. We will have a local DC DJ, indulge in delicious food, and participate in exciting activities for all ages. We will have kids activities, yoga, culture and the community will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help deepen the resistance to the Family Policing System. Filled with nothing but a good time, this event has something for everyone.

Sun May 12 

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WE MARCH! Meet us at Lafayette Square @10:30am

Recap from BMM 23'

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AFRICAN WOMEN MUST LEAD

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