Shaneda Destine to present on police brutality against Black women

Caitlin Yamada

Shaneda Destine will present “WGS Seminar – #sayhername: Black Women Movement Actors Moving from Race Consciousness to Class Consciousness” on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in 1030 Morrill Hall.

Shaneda Destine is a lecturer in the women’s and gender studies, African and African American studies and sociology at Iowa State.

Destine earned her bachelor’s in sociology at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, her masters at Queens College in applied social research, and her doctorate in sociology and medical sociology from Howard University.

“The African American Policy Forums’ #SayHerName calls national attention to police brutality against Black women,” according to the seminar. Destine will be discussing the stages of political consciousness among these Black women movement actors and will explore the development of class-consciousness.

The African American Policy Forum, a “think tank” founded in 1996 that works to connect academics with activists to dismantle structural inequality, coined the hashtag in 2015.

Say Her Name documents stories of Black women who have been killed by police and focuses on forms of police brutality experienced by women of color.

This lecture is a part of the women’s and gender studies seminar series.