Thank you for your interest in signing on to endorse and promote A National Agenda for Black Girls! Learn more about this work at http://bit.ly/blackgirls2020
As we approach the 2020 election, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is centering the needs of cisgender (cis) and transgender (trans) Black girls and gender nonconforming (GNC) Black youth. In November 2019, we launched A National Agenda for Black Girls, a collaborative project engaging organizations across the United States who are committed to the well-being of Black girls.
Black girls are the experts of their own lived experiences. The National Agenda includes six national policy priorities that speak to their needs:
- Passing a national Black Girl Bill of Rights
- Expanding education justice and opportunity, specifically ending school pushout
- Expanding democracy for young people
- Promoting healing, well-being and reproductive justice
- Ending sexual and gender-based violence, and building cultures of consent
- Immigrant and racial justice
These policy priorities will be introduced to the 2020 presidential candidates throughout the election cycle via a series of digital town halls held by a steering committee of youth activists.
Black girls, like all communities, are not a monolith. A National Agenda for Black Girls recognizes and centers the full spectrum of gender identity of Black young people, including cis and trans Black girls, and all young people who have experienced Black girlhood. We recognize in doing gender and racial justice work that by bringing Black girls and Black young people along the gender spectrum from margin to center, we are actively working to liberate and uplift all experiences of Black girlhood and femmehood, acknowledging that language is constantly evolving.
We intentionally use the phrases “cis and trans Black girls and gender non-conforming Black youth” and “Black girls” to speak to the needs of our communities.
As an endorsing organization, we will ask you to promote digital content at key moments during the campaign cycle to ensure that Black girls are on the 2020 agenda for all candidates running for President of the United States.
If you have any immediate questions about this project, email us at BlackGirls2020@ggenyc.org
We look forward to working with you!