Mi’Shaye Venerable: Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer

Video recorded by Mi’Shaye Venerable. Synthesis written by ReVisionist sr. editor, Sidney Wegener, and approved by Mi’Shaye Venerable.

Mi’Shaye Venerable is a California State University Stanislaus alumni as well as an organizer and activist in the Sacramento area. She has been organizing Black Lives Matter protests in the Sacramento area alongside three other queer Black women. As a collective, they call for accountability and defunding police. You can find more information on the March for Justice work that Mi’Shaye and her associates have been doing here. Their website provides a comprehensive number of resources for protestors, educators, organizers, and communities at large. Mi’Shaye emphasizes that the message she stands by is “All Black Lives Matter. Black women matter, Black trans lives matter, Black queer lives matter, and the lives that have been left out of the conversation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement matter.”

My name is Mi’Shaye (she/her), I am a Stanislaus State alumni and Sacramento activist. At Stanislaus State, I served as the ASI Board of Directors for Diversity and Black Student Union president. I currently serve as the Executive Director for the Elk Grove Black Liberation Collective non-profit organization.

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