RSVP for 2024!
Black Girl Freedom Week 2024 will take place on February 12-18, 2024! Register for the event to be sure you don’t miss any of the deets! We’ll be sharing the whats, wheres, and most importantly, the whos. We’re determined to keep this event accessible, so it is virtual and free to register for everyone! See ya there.
Hosted by the #1Billion4BlackGirl campaign and Black Girl Freedom Fund, Black Girl Freedom Week (BGFW) is an annual week-long celebration of Black girls and gender-expansive youth, and what is possible when we invest abundantly in their dreams, their power, and their leadership, and work together to co-create a future where they are safe, free, and thriving. We chose this week during Black History Month in honor of Toni Morrison’s and Audre Lorde’s birthdays.
Members of the #1Billion4BlackGirls community, co-investors, and Black girls and gender-expansive youth in our grantee and grantmaking community engage in important conversations on how to better resource Black girls. Special guests who’ve participated in Black Girl Freedom Week include Author and Activist Marley Dias, Actors and Producers Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Sanaa Lathan, and Eva Reign, Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Author Leila Mottley, and U.S. Congressmember Ayanna Pressley.
virtual panel conversations
performances and celebrations
During Black Girl Freedom Week in past years, we’ve covered topics such as:
- Creating safe communities for Black girls*
- Exploring wellness, and what healing means for Black girls*
- Black girls* as storytellers and culture-makers
- How Black girls* drive beauty culture
- Mobilizing resources to advance equity for Black girls*
- Activism in film
*When we refer to Black girls, we include any cis, trans, gender-expansive, gender non- conforming, non-binary and/or any girl- or femme-identified person age 25 and younger who identifies as Black.
Support and participate in Black Girl Freedom Week (BGFW) by watching and sharing past events from our YouTube page, event page, or on social media, supporting and learning more about the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign and Black Girl Freedom Fund grantee partners, and by donating to the Black Girl Freedom Fund.
Experience past Black Girl Freedom Weeks, again and again!