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A Chicago March Demands Better Resources Towards Missing Black Girls

About 200 people, led by young organizers, marched the streets in Bronzeville on Thursday evening to shine a light on missing and murdered Black girls and women in the seventh annual “We Walk for Her” march.

“It’s not okay that our Black girls are going missing, and there’s nothing being done about it,” youth organizer Jakaya said to the crowd. “Everybody, we have to fight to make sure we are united for our sisters, mothers, aunties and daughters.”

Some of the people interviewed requested their last names be omitted due to safety reasons.

Organizers are demanding more accountability from police and that elected officials and law enforcement authorities do more to resolve missing persons and murder cases. They are also calling for the creation of a local “Ebony Alert” notification system for missing Black women and children, pointing to a similar law in California that went into effect this year.

The march is a way for families of missing and murdered Black girls and women to know they are supported, said Tricey, whose daughter Aziya started the march when she was 13.

“They have a community behind them,” Tricey said.

Thursday’s march was organized by the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization — which worked with Aziya to help create the event — along with the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and Southside Together Organizing for Power.

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