On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on my radar today.

• As BP is set to pay $18.7 billion for damages from the 2010 oil spill, new maps reveal the disparate impact of environmental injustice on communities of color in the United States. [NY Times & Al Jazeera America]

• Since the June 17 massacre on the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, seven Black churches have been reportedly set ablaze. Here is a list of resources on how you can help rebuild and where to speak out. [Colorlines]

The ghosts of 1937 are warning us that the mass arrest and deportation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic reflects persecutions during the Trujillo dictatorship. [The Nation]

Mexican poets give voice to the country’s disappeared students through a free digital poetry anthology, Poets for Ayotzinapa. [Hyperallergic]

• Plantations are popular historic sites in the South, and you won’t believe the questions asked about slavery by visitors. [Vox]

• Hollywood actress Misty Upham left a legacy for Indigenous women. Read more about her tragic death and unscripted life. [The Guardian]

• A campaign called Say Her Name is addressing the lack of accountability for the deaths of Black women and girls. In this video, Black women speak out about their experiences with police violence. [Fusion]

by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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