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The Advocate: Celebrating #BlackGirlFreedomWeek with Joanne N. Smith & Damala Denny

Joanne N. Smith is the President & Founder of GGE/Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) and co-founder of the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign. Damala Denny, also with GGE, centers the experiences of Black girls and gender-expansive youth to protect their childhood. Joanne and Damala are interviewed by Tracy E. Gilchrist from The Advocate. Watch the interview here

About the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign

The #1Billion4BlackGirls is a 10-year philanthropic initiative designed to invest in the brain trust, innovation, health, safety, education, artistic visions, research, and joy of Black girls and their families. The Black Girl Freedom Fund (BGFF) is an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), and leads and hosts the organization of Black Girl Freedom Week.

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