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WE ARE CALLING FOR AN INVESTMENT OF $1 BILLION BY 2030 IN BLACK GIRLS, FEMMES AND GENDER-EXPANSIVE YOUTH
Even in the face of the insurmountable odds Black girls and young women face in America, we are making tremendous strides and contributions in this country. The #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign invites us to imagine what 2030 can look like if we invest $1 billion in Black girls and young women over the next 10 years.
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Why It Is Important
As millions of people have made Black Lives Matter our nation’s largest racial justice movement ever, Black girls and young women remain at great risk for being adultified, invisibilized, erased, and victimized by violence.
According to the Ms. Foundation landmark study on philanthropy, women and girls of color account for 0.5% of $66.9 billion by foundations, totaling just $5.48 per woman and girl of color in the United States.
Black girls are facing significant barriers to educational achievement, economic and political equality, and are the recipients of deeply embedded racial and gender biases in the media, public policy, research, and philanthropy.
Black girls’ and women’s voices, visions, and experiences are essential and necessary for the liberation of all Black people – and indeed, all people.
Even in the face of the insurmountable odds Black girls and young women face in America, we are making tremendous strides and contributions in this country.
Black girls and women are at the forefront of strategies to organize across identities and communities to advance justice for all of us.
We Must Speak to Be Heard
Every summer people of every gender, religion and color gather on the streets for a celebration of love, equality, humanity and joy.