With the old guard squaring up against the stars of tomorrow and new-look rosters thriving or still sorting things out, storylines abound just one week into the WNBA’s unprecedented 2020 season. But before the weekend triple-header tips off on Saturday with the Minnesota Lynx facing the Connecticut Sun, delve into the history of the #SayHerName movement and the campaign’s partnership with the WNBA.
In the first of a two-part special edition from The Hard Screen podcast, Gina Best, the mother of India Kager — a woman killed by Virginia Beach police in 2015 in front of her infant son — speaks on the shattered lives of families left behind by police violence, #SayHerName’s partnership with the WNBA and their demands for change.
Joining her in conversation are:
- Sydney Colson, Chicago Sky guard and WNBA Social Justice Council member
- Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African-American Policy Forum (AAPF) and #SayHerName campaign
- Bethany Donaphin, head of WNBA basketball operations
Listen on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
This week’s episode of The Hard Screen includes a reading of the names.
Frankie Ann Perkins
Atatiana Koquice Jefferson
Crystal Danielle Ragland
Pamela Shantay Turner
Latasha Nicole Walton
Brittany Danielle McLean
Angel Viola Decarlo
Tameka LaShay Simpson
Shukri Ali Said
India N. Nelson
Morgan London Rankins
India M. Beaty
Tracy A. Wade
Angela Beatrice Randolph
Amber Nashay Carter
Carolyn Moran-Hernandez, 46
Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley-Jones
In next week’s episode, Rhanda Dormeus speaks of the circumstances surrounding the murder of her daughter, Korryn Gaines, by Baltimore police in 2016.
Plus, musician, artist and activist Janelle Monaé drops by with an important call to action.
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