Here at Document the Silence, one of our goals is to break the silence surrounding violence against women of color, particularly those who are poor and working class. Moreover, we want to raise awareness about how this violence informs and intersects with various aspects of our culture, including the media, and the legal system. Thus, we think it’s critical to point out that the “Where’s Aniysah” campaign is not only about the failings of the family court system but is also about domestic violence and how it has shaped the legal struggles of Aniysah and her mother, Angeline. As a survivor of domestic violence at the hands of Anyisah’s father, Angeline is a living testament to the “intimate” connections between experiences of abuse among women of color and the mistreatment they experience in the family court system. Because of the case is still pending we cannot list all the facts of the case in this email, but you can find all the facts on our website, (http://documentthesilence.
It’s time to hold the family court system accountable. Document the Silence asks that you join them in the “Where's Aniysah?” campaign by posting information about this case on your blogs, online social networks and throughout your community (http://documentthesilence.
If you are in the New York City area, please show your support for Angeline’s case by coming to her next family . The courthouse is located at:
Courtroom E-123, Annex Building
Justice Fernando M. Camacho
125-01 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
If you can make it to Angeline’s next court hearing on August 24, 2009, please let us know by emailing us at: WheresAniysah_Campaign@yahoo.
Thank you in advance for doing your part in breaking the silence surrounding injustices against women and children of color..
Document the Silence