After Gabby Petito Story Goes Viral, Local Activists Highlight Missing Black Girls And Women In Chicago

Activists estimate that over 70 Black women and girls have gone missing in Chicago .

Angela Martin-Fields
Angela Martin-Fields, daughter of Viola Martin, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021. Martin’s mother will be the focus of investigators now detailed to a new unit under Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to solve old missing person cases. Patrick Smith / WBEZ
Angela Martin-Fields
Angela Martin-Fields, daughter of Viola Martin, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021. Martin’s mother will be the focus of investigators now detailed to a new unit under Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to solve old missing person cases. Patrick Smith / WBEZ

After Gabby Petito Story Goes Viral, Local Activists Highlight Missing Black Girls And Women In Chicago

Activists estimate that over 70 Black women and girls have gone missing in Chicago .

Reset checks in with local activists to learn who is missing, why so many cases of missing and murdered Black women and girls go unsolved, and what can be done to change that.

GUESTS: Nikki Patin, community engagement director for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Louvenia Hood, executive director of Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere