Pictured: Victoria Byfield, Wakumi Douglas and Aliyah Blackmon at the March for Black Women in Sept. 2017.
Shoutout to our Special Events/Youth Leadership Coordinator Victoria Byfield for representing S.O.U.L. Sisters in this article from the Huffington Post interviewing youth on their real-life experience with police presence in schools:
“Victoria Byfield knows exactly what it’s like to show up to school and get treated as a suspect instead of a student…
“Even the slightest attitude coming from girls of color. The slightest attitude … if they see it they’ll threaten to arrest you,” said Byfield, who has been working on these issues for years as a member of the nonprofit activist group S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective.”