On February 20, Black Girl Freedom Fund closed out Black Girl Freedom Week, a week-long celebration of Black girls, Black cis and trans girls, Black gender expansive youth, Black femmes, and what is possible when we invest abundantly in their dreams and work together to co-create a future where they are safe, free, and thriving.
For more information on the week of actions and conversations lifting up the dreams, the power, and the leadership of Black girls, visit 1billion4blackgirls.org/black-girl-freedom-week/. Follow Black Girl Freedom Fund on social media @blackgirlfreedomfund for more updates from the Fund, which seeks to support work that advances the well being of Black girls and their families, investing $1 billion in Black girls over the next decade. More at Blavity, The Root.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen Black communities across the country step up boldly as the conscience of our nation to challenge the status quo. The California Black Freedom Fund represents a great opportunity to build on that momentum and support Black-led organizations and a movement that can keep racial justice front and center and reimagine a better future for all of us.” Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund President and CEO Cathy Cha recently spoke with the LA Sentinel about the new $100 million initiative that will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state of California over the next five years.
Young Women’s Freedom Center will host a launch event March 4 for their newest report, Through their Eyes, which lifts up the experiences of systems-impacted young people who experienced incarceration at San Francisco’s juvenile hall. Join YWFC staff, youth researchers, and leaders in the juvenile justice reform movement for this important event: tinyurl.com/throughtheireyes2021