YWCA USA Invites You to a
National Day of Action Policy Briefing
“Stand Against Racism: On A Mission for Girls of Color”
A Lead-in Event to The White House Summit on the United State of Women
Too often, girls of color are left out of conversations about racial justice and gender equity, despite overwhelming evidence that they encounter many of the same harsh realities of institutional and structural racism that boys of color face. When we pay closer attention, we discover that girls of color face stark inequities at the intersection of race and gender that are unique to them.
In this briefing, key thought leaders will explore the ways in which systemic and structural inequities in the justice, education, and health spaces uniquely impact girls of color. Speakers will examine the impact of trauma and violence in the lives of girls of color; the ways in which excessive school discipline and limited educational opportunity undermine their educational success and future economic opportunity; and the stark reality of the sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline. Most importantly, this event will highlight policy solutions that can better support girls of color and dismantle the structural barriers that impede full racial and gender equality.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Executive Director and Co-Founder, African American Policy Forum, and Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and UCLA Law School
Rocío Inclan, Director, Human & Civil Rights Department, National Education Association
Danielle Moss Lee, Ed.D., CEO of YWCA of the City of New York and NYC Commissioner for Gender Equity
Sunil Mansukhani, Principal, The Raben Group
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO, YWCA USA
Lindsay Rosenthal, Senior Program Associate and Gender Justice Fellow, Vera Institute for Justice
Moderated by: Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel – Civil and Human Rights, Google
Remarks by: Catherine V. Beane, Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, YWCA USA
Thursday, April 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
To attend, please click here to RSVP.