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How does new federal laws aim to combat violence against Native women? Plus: New mural in West Oakland showcases life and legacy of the Women of the Black Panther Party

A first draft of what the mural may look like (Photo: Jilchristina Vest-wbbpmural.com)

0:08 – On October 10th, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Savanna Act and the Not Invisible Act, designed to address the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 

Mary Kathryn Nagle (@MKNAGLE) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., a law firm located in Oklahoma and Washington DC, with a focus on restoring tribal sovereignty and safety for Native women.

0:34 – New women of the Black Panther Party mural in West Oakland showcases, history, legacy and artistry, past and present.

Jilchristina Vest is curator of 2000 square foot mural in West Oakland dedicated to women of the Black Panther Party and #SayHerName. A mural unveiling and celebration will be held on Feb 14, 2021. For more information or to support the project, check the website here

Refa One is an Oakland Native and lifelong Artivist and Co-founder of AeroSoul and one of the artists on Jilchristina Vest’s mural project. See more of his work on his website here. 

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