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Black Girl Freedom Week

Black Girl Freedom Week 2020

Black Girl Freedom Week is a celebration that centers the dreams, power, and leadership of Black girls to ensure a safe, free, and thriving future.  

Hosted by Black Girl Freedom Fund, our inaugural Black Girl Freedom Week (February 14-20, 2021) was a 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. 

 

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And if you missed any of the inspirational, beautiful conversations, you can watch them again with these video links below:

Watch the Black Girl Freedom Week 2020 Videos

Welcome and Introduction Event

Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and co-founder of Black Girl Freedom Fund opens the first Black Girl Freedom Week with actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones.

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(Spanish) Welcome and Introduction Event

Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and co-founder of Black Girl Freedom Fund opens the first Black Girl Freedom Week with actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones.

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Black Girls Run the World

Dr. Monique W. Morris introduces a conversation about the leadership of Black girls and women to create change, from grassroots to the halls of Congress, with Naomi Wadler and U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA, 7th District).

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A Call to Act and Invest

Hear how Ciara, Beverly Bond, Valerie Jarrett, Rashida Jones, Gabrielle Union and many others came together to publish an open letter on the 57th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing, calling for $1 billion to secure a vibrant future for Black girls. Join Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women and Co-founder of Black Girl Freedom Fund and Tynesha McHarris, Founder of Black Harvest LLC.

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Safety and Justice for Black Girls

How can we create safe communities for Black girls? Join the conversation with Black girl activists and Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of Black Girl Freedom Fund, who explore policy priorities that uphold justice for Black girls and their families.

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Black Girls and Disability Justice

Join L. Dara Baldwin, MPA, Director of National Policy of the Center for Disability Rights, Inc. in conversation with Cidra Sebastien, Manager of the Black Girl Freedom Fund, for a conversation about investing in abundant futures for Black girls with disabilities.

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Writing Our Future Through Storytelling and Narrative

Join actress, producer, and activist Kelly McCreary for an artistic visioning session with Eva Reign (Marsha P. Johnson Institute), Danielle Nolen (A Long Walk Home) about the importance of narratives centering Black girlhood.

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Move with Dr. Aimee Cox

Healing movement and meditation led by Dr. Aimee Cox, dancer, yogi and Yale anthropology professor.

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Ensuring Black Girls Future Through Public Policy with the National Agenda for Black Girls

Conversation with Damala Denny, Organizing Manager at Girls for Gender Equity, about a national policy agenda for Black girls.

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Wellness and Healing for Black Girls

Explore the importance of wellness, and what healing means for Black girls. With youth members of A Long Walk Home and its Executive Director and co-founder, Scheherazade Tillet, who is also a co-founder of Black Girl Freedom Fund.

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Black Girl Magic

Let’s talk about the sparkle of Black Girl Magic and what a $1 billion investment means for Black girls and our community. A special guest joins Black girls for this important discussion.

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Black Girl Freedom Week Recap

Did you miss some of the exciting programming during the week? Not to worry, because Cidra Sebastien, manager for the Black Girl Freedom Fund, will share highlights from the week in this quick update.

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(Spanish) Black Girl Freedom Week Recap

Did you miss some of the exciting programming during the week? Not to worry, because Cidra Sebastien, manager for the Black Girl Freedom Fund, will share highlights from the week in this quick update.

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About The Black Girl Freedom Fund

The Black Girl Freedom Fund is an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC). G4GC is fiscally-sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

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