The following is a statement from Brianna Brown, Texas Organizing Project (TOP) Deputy Director, on the organization celebrating the cornerstone role of women in society, especially Black and Latina women, this Women’s History Month:
“Women are the heartbeat of the world: setting the agenda, driving change, building and flexing power for the common good, and achieving what was once the unimaginable.
“As a group founded and led by women across the organization, Texas Organizing Project this month and every month channels the indomitable spirit of freedom-fighting women who came before us, with special focus on revolutionary women of color who, through, vision, immense struggle and sacrifice, have made countless contributions that have brought us closer to our collective liberation.
“We are not asking for a ‘seat at the table’; we are unapologetically building our own while redefining what is possible every day through our very existence, and women of color are leading the way.”
Carmen Ivonne, TOP board member in Houston, added, “When faced with life’s many challenges, women have never given up, and never will. The bonds we build in solidarity with one another are as strong as our love for our families and communities.
“While some in positions of power try to diminish our dignity, they will never succeed, because at the end of the day, women are only rising to new heights and lifting up those around us.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.
This press statement was sent out 3/1/21.