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Back to #JustSchools: Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for Black and Brown Girls
As we prepare for a new school year, join CJSF and our partners and friends for a conversation that will highlight resources and solutions to achieve the school girls of color deserve - a space of love, healing, justice, and joy.

Learning Objectives:

(1) Develop a deeper understanding of how and why Black and Brown girls and TGNC youth are disproportionately punished and affected by institutional violence in schools and how this threatens their mental, physical, and emotional safety.

(2) Learn about how YOU center the intersections of Black and Brown girlhood in your work to combat the harmful ways that Black and Brown girls and TGNC youth are impacted by hardening practices in schools.

(3) Engage in critical dialogue with organizers, educators, funders, researchers, and students about how we can work collaboratively and collectively to ensure schools are safe and supportive environments for all students, namely Black and Brown girls and TGNC youth.

(4) Leave with tangible tools and resources, including Girls for Gender Equity’s School Girls Deserve report and Start from the Ground Up, research and resources from Grantmakers for Girls of Color.


(1) Tynesha McHarris, Program Officer Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Right Initiative, NoVo Foundation
Grantmakers for Girls of Color - Start from the Ground Up

(2) Denisha Jones, Ph.D., J.D., Director of ECE Organizing for Defending the Early Years, Director of Art of Teaching at Sarah Lawrence College

(3) Logan Meza, Youth Community Organizer, S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective

(4) Aishatu Yusuf, Senior Education Policy Fellow, National Black Women’s Justice Initiative


Cierra Kaler-Jones, Education Anew Fellow, Communities for Just Schools Fund and Teaching for Change


Allison R. Brown, Executive Director, Communities for Just Schools Fund


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