Black Girls Movement Conference
Black Girl Movement: A national Conference was a three-day gathering to focus on Black girls in the United States. The conference was hosted by an intergenerational and cross-sector committee featuring two Movement Makers, Joanne Smith of Girls for Gender Equity and Scheherazade Tillet of A Long Walk Home. The conference brought together artists, activists, educators, policymakers and Black girl leaders, for the first national conference on Black girls. The conference is a declaration that Black girls will not be left behind during this unprecedented moment where the lives of black people are being centered within our racial justice movement of the 21st Century. The conference not only addressed the disadvantages that Black girls in the United States face, it also celebrated their achievements, creativity, gifts, contributions, and leadership.