It’s official! The City of Pittsburgh and the County of Allegheny proclaimed September as Black Girls Equity Month. Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the separate proclamations, in recognition of Gwen’s Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance addressing the structural inequities and disparities experienced by black girls in the community.
The proclamations come just weeks before our 4th Annual Black Girls Equity Alliance Summit and Awards Reception. Gwen’s Girls will host the two-day event on September 26-27, 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh.
The summit features panel discussions and breakout sessions with local and national experts focused on advancing equity for Black girls.
- Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study later known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality;
- Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, therapist, author and researcher with a focus on educational policy analysis and racial trauma in and out of schools;
- Dr. Jamilia Blake, clinical psychologist, researcher, and leading voice on the construct of Adultification of Black Girls.
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