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#BlackGirlsMatter

by TeenBloc category: Education

“We cannot afford to leave our girls at the margins of our concerns. #blackgirlsmatter #whywecantwait http://thndr.me/cuBJWp

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Ολοκληρώνεται στις Μαρ 09, 5:51 μ.μ. EST

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This campaign ended on March 09 at 5PM

#BlackGirlsMatter

Dear Ally,

The majority of conversations about racial disproportionality in school discipline have focused on black males. Oftentimes, black girls have been left out of these conversations.  Black girls face obstacles both similar to and different from those of their male counterparts.  When compared to their white female peers, black girls are more likely to be subjected to exclusionary discipline than black males when compared to their white male peers.

Despite the fact that black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system, there is very little research highlighting the short and long-term effects of overdiscipline and push-out on girls of color. Furthermore, the disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates for black girls is an overlooked crisis that not only affects their life opportunities but also the well-being of their families, communities, and society as a whole.  (Crenshaw, Kimberlé. Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected (2015).

Black girls are suffering, let’s show them that we care. Help us raise awareness on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr about the impact of zero-tolerance policies and punitive disciplinary practices on black girls.  Join our Thunderclap on March 9. 2016 at 5:51pm. 

Thank you for sharing this important message.

In solidarity,

TeenBloc



  • Happy #InternationalWomensDay !

    March 8, 2016
    Alert:  We have reached our goal a day early! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our thunderclap. We are pumped that acknowledgement of black girls being pushed out of school will be broadcast across Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr timelines on March 9th at 5:51 pm. Please continue to share our page with your followers as we work to push this conversation into the public arena. 

    Join us tomorrow evening, March 9th,  at 6:00 pm at the August Wilson Center for a conversation about push out  with Monique Morris, Ed.D, author of Push Out: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Monique is the Co-founder and President of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, a nonprofit organization which works to reduce race and gender disparities in the justice systems affecting Black women, girls and their families. 

    Though we have reached a milestone, our work is far from over. It is not enough to present statistics and data which show that black girls are being disproportionately targeted for suspensions/expulsions across the nation, we desire to highlight the voices and faces of these beautiful black girls. The second phase of our project is a call to girls ages 13 to 19 to send TeenBloc  a 30 second video responding to #WhyIMatter. Videos can be submitted via our Facebook (TeenBloc) and Twitter (@teen_bloc) pages using the hashtags #BlackGirlsMatter #WhyIMatter #WhyWeCantWait .

    In solidarity,
    TeenBloc

  • Keeping it 100!

    February 25, 2016
    We've hit our first Thunderclap milestone of 100!! A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has lent their support to raising awareness of how much #blackgirlsmatter!! We still have work to do to reach our goal of 250. We challenge you to share this thunderclap with at least 5 additional friends and have them support via their Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr pages. 
    If you haven't done so already, please visit our Eventbrite to register for our conversation with Monique Morris on March 9th at the August Wilson Center. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-monique-w-morris-author-of-pushout-the-criminalizat...
    In solidarity,
    TeenBloc





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