Black girls do matter: Local summit creates platform for their voices to be heard

by Nyamekye Daniel, The Miami Times

Black girls/ women are subjected to higher levels of discipline, by both the school and the state, and are deprived of the sexual/ mental health care that they need. Black Girls Matter Coalition held a leadership summit in Miami, FL to promote black women leaders, in which young black women shared their experiences and visions for change. The summit featured art, dance performances , and restorative justice circles. Young women had the opportunity to develop their own policy platforms to effect change in their communities.

“We are Black, we are beautiful. We are loud, and we are proud. We are here to educate you, today and tomorrow and next day,”

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