The retreat provides writers interested in racial justice concerns a setting within which to share and constructively critique works in progress. For the first time family members of Black women killed by police came together from across the country in a powerful vigil designed to uplift their loved ones' stories. In order to address the many knowledge and resource gaps pertaining to women and girls of color, AAPF, in partnership with the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, launched a research consortium in May at Columbia Law School. The SayHerName hashtag -- promoted by AAPF in February -- has come to represent the burgeoning movement to elevate the stories of Black women who face myriad crises -- including domestic violence, sexual assault by police, and inadequate mental health support. We will carry this work into and beyond. From BlackGirlsMatter to SayHerName our work to represent the needs of women and girls of color reached a diverse audience of policy makers, activists, media, academics, and concerned stakeholders. Over the course of this campaign, we have released open letters, written op-eds, done TV and radio interviews and produced a series of nationally-broadcast webinars. Participants discussed how sexual assault is one of the leading abuses faced by women of color in their interactions with the police. AAPF staff actively supported this outreach. The webinar set the groundwork for increased advocacy to make this problem visible and to hold police departments accountable for their multiple failures to eradicate sexually predatory behavior among police officers. We are immensely grateful for the supporters who have helped make our work possible. In , AAPF drove a national conversation about women and girls of color, making visible challenges and conditions they face in order to seek accountability from stakeholders, allies and decisionmakers. Any tax deductible donation before the new year can make a difference. And it is work that is making a difference. Academics and researchers whose work focuses on women and girls of color came together to advocate for increased research support in this arena, and to put a research plan in motion. We centered the voices of young Black women to demonstrate that they too are subject to punitive disciplinary policies in this arena, and to call for a fundamental realignment of zero tolerance policies.