A rally and march are held at the Garmatz Courthouse to remember women who have been victims of violence.
A crowd of about 30 people gathered outside Baltimore’s federal courthouse early Thursday night to highlight what they describe as racist and sexist tendencies in the military and law enforcement.
The People’s Power Assembly planned the “Say Her Name” event to coincide with a march in Washington, D.C., for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were found last month after she was last seen April 22 at Fort Hood in Texas. The Army revealed at the beginning of July that she was killed by another soldier who tried to dispose of her dismembered remains.
The 20-year-old’s killing sparked a resurgence of the #MeToo movement, except this time it’s women in the military sharing their experiences with sexual assault and racial inequality, among other incidents, by using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen.