By Jendayi Omowale

The March for Black Women on Sept. 30 saw hundreds of people rally in City Hall Park to protest against the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act, which was set to expire at midnight. Activists and allies walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to highlight issues concerning gender violence and sexual assault against black women, under the contexts of the current Ford-Kavanaugh hearings and the Anita Hill hearings of 1991. Later that evening, there was a candlelight vigil in front of the Brooklyn Courthouse.