Black women, a formidable voting block with one of the largest voter turnouts in the 2018 general election, are poised to take a seat at the table and set the agenda.
“People often assume what is best for Black girls without directly asking us for our own input on the topic.”
We REIGN Inc’s summer advocacy program is creating a space where Black girls’ voices and policy priorities matter.
Black girls live in the same homes, attend the same schools and are touched by the same experiences as Black boys. Because of the lack of media coverage and community, many people do not understand the impact police violence has on the lives of Black women and girls.
“Much of what I have read is hyper-focused on covering academic content—disregarding the need, particularly during this time when human contact is severely limited, for social emotional learning and restorative practice. The unspoken message is: ‘Keep working; this will go away.'”