Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 20: DC Town Hall Hearing on Women and Girls of Color

You are invited to participate in the Monday, April 20 DC Town Hall Hearing on Women and Girls of Color sponsored by the African American Policy Forum.   The hearing takes place from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Howard Middle School of Mathematics and Science (405 Howard Pl NW in the Theatre).

The purpose of this and other hearings is to bring "circumstances facing girls and women of color out of the shadows and squarely into public policy debates."

From the invitation:

Women and girls of color will provide testimony across a range of issue areas, including school push-out, incarceration, public and private violence, trafficking, foster care, economic wellbeing and homelessness. Key decision makers will participate in the hearings as commissioners to suggest and advance tangible interventions.

Historically, government hearings have been held on men and boys of color, generating a deeper understanding among stakeholders of their specific needs. These hearings have led to increased public will and ultimately, the development of the black male achievement landscape we see today. Through hosting similar hearings on women and girls of color, we hope to increase our nation’s collective understanding of the disparities they experience, both those that are common to and different from their male counterparts.

RSVP for the event online.

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