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Join us Tonight, October 8th at 6pm, at @semicolon in Chicago for a special authors event in celebration of @ProfessorCrunk @chanelnmbr5ve and @iamcrunkadelic new book, Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood. The event will be moderated by ALWH’s @LeahRa_chel
Congratulations to ALWH Girl/Friend Alums Amachi Smith-Hill and Tonayvia Turner, who are 2021 Black Girl Gold Unapologetic scholarship awardees 🌟�iQ
Philanthropy has severely underinvested in Black girls, so we're honored to be a part of a collective effort to change that reality w/ leaders such as our brilliant co-founders, MacKenzie Scott, Pivotal Ventures, & @ciara, the 1st person to invest in BGFF! nyti.ms/3mgwgPy
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ALWH is excited to welcome our newest board member, Elaine Braithwaite 💫 Elaine is an urban planner and affordable housing developer. She is a Senior Director of Development at L+M Development Partners, Inc in New York City.l
Tonight at 7pm ET, Join us for a roundtable with educators from around the country to discuss ways of teaching & engaging the #NationalMonumentAudit monumentlab.com/events/nationa…
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"Black girls were on the front lines of racial justice movements, they were essential workers and they were primary caregivers." @nytimes @alisha_g @ALongWalkHome nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
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The R. Kelly Verdict Is A Relief For Those Advocating For The Voices Of Black Girls : NPR ⁦@ALongWalkHome#blackgirlslead@shertilletnpr.org/2021/09/30/104…
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A great follow up to @ALongWalkHome‘s comprehensive report on the effects of the pandemic on Black girls. Read more ⬇️⬇️⬇️ alongwalkhome.org/covid-19-report twitter.com/nytimes/status…
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"Black girls were on the front lines of racial justice movements, they were essential workers and they were primary caregivers." @nytimes @alisha_g @ALongWalkHome nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
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This level of accountability only happened because of the #MuteRKelly campaign that centered Black girls, challenged the narratives of power, and organized to hold him accountable. Thank you @ALongWalkHome for your leadership in building the power of Black girls.
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Grantee partner @ALongWalkHome has been combating gender-based violence for nearly two decades. Their approach understands the ways in which Black and Brown girls are disproportionately targeted by violence. We are proud to support their powerful mission. news.wttw.com/2021/09/28/r-k…
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"Black girls deserve to be children." Thank you, @alisha_g, for sharing these stories and calling attention to the fact we do not recognize the impact of the #pandemic on black girls. We must do better. nyti.ms/3iwyDwP @alisha_g @ALongWalkHome twitter.com/macfound/statu…
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I'm so excited to have done this podcast #BecauseofAnita with my co-host, THE brilliant @cindi_leive and the amazing team at @themeteor & @pineapplemedia ! Because of Anita premiers October 4th, available wherever you get your podcasts.
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“Gender-based violence is never seen as community violence and yet there are huge intersections of all the different forms that we have to start talking about” @shertillet blockclubchicago.org/2021/09/29/cit…
I'm so proud of @ALongWalkHome ‘s report “Black Girls in the Pandemic & Protest” & especially honored to see our work, and our Girl/Friends Azariah Baker & her poetry & activism featured in the @nytimes. nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
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ALWH Executive Director and Co-Founder @shertillet joined @wttw ‘s “Chicago Tonight” with @BrandisFriedman & @JimDeRogatis to discuss the R. Kelly case, the verdict, and what comes next.
Rep. Cori Bush: "My abortion happened on a Saturday...Choosing to have an abortion was the hardest decision I had ever made. But at 18 years old, I knew it was the right decision for me...in the summer of 1994 I was raped, I became pregnant and I chose to have an abortion."
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Photo of artwork by @LeahRa_chel Video/sound installation, 2021 From ALWH artists @shertillet , Leah Gipson, & Rob Yoroka Narciso's Black Girl Altar Project, Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Ma’Khia Bryant would have been 17 yesterday. Happy Birthday 🦋🤍0Zv
To learn more about the incident our partner ⁦@ALongWalkHome⁩ is referring to, visit Justice for Hope at protectblackgirls.org #believeblackgirls blockclubchicago.org/2021/09/29/cit…
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and that’s what’s exciting about having a budget increase and making sure it does gets trickled down to the people who actually need it.” - @shertillet
“There’s a whole lot of people who are not getting the services that they deserve-as community-led organizations are often w/ less resources & doing more work with harder cases, specifically in the pandemic, chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/…
“Black girls were on the front lines of racial justice movements, they were essential workers and they were primary caregivers. There’s no other group that was all three of those things at once.” @ALongWalkHome founder Scheherazade Tillet via @nytimes nyti.ms/3iwyDwP
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Filmmaker @dreamhampton and @AishaMoodMills discuss the impact of her documentary #SurvivingRKelly, what ways to help survivors and more, on #AmplifiedwithAishaMills.
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“There isn’t a person who’s been in Chicago for 20 years that doesn’t know a survivor or an incident around sexual violence with R. Kelly, It is deep in our culture here as Black people — we all knew that there was something that existed.” @shertillet nytimes.com/2021/09/28/nyr…
Love this follow up to @ALongWalkHome ‘s comprehensive report on the effects of the pandemic on the childhood of Black girls. Report ➡️ alongwalkhome.org/covid-19-report twitter.com/nytimes/status…
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“It’s one of the most important cases that we have that centers black women and girls, we’re changing the language around talking about sexual violence.” - ALWH co-founder and executive director @shertillet spoke with @natalieymoore for @WBEZ wbez.org/stories/r-kell…
Thirty years after she testified before the Senate, Anita Hill talks about the experience, sexual harassment and her growing impatience with the slow pace of change. nyti.ms/3kEJ6HD
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During the pandemic, teenage girls took on more caregiving at home, extra shifts at work and the burden of organizing racial justice protests. In many instances, it upended their lives. nyti.ms/39JHbvq
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“There’s a part of me that wants to have fun and be a kid and take up space” 15-year-old youth leader, organizer, and ALWH Girl/Friend Azariah Baker, spoke with the @nytimes @Alisha__g . on the impact the pandemic has had on her life and Black girlhood. nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
Listen to & support Black girl leaders like Azariah & community orgs like @ALongWalkHome “Black girls deserve to be children.” From a poem by Azariah Baker, @GWCPWarriors HS student in Chicago. nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
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“Black girls were on the front lines of racial justice movements, they were essential workers & they were primary caregivers,there’s no other group that was all three of those things at once.” ALWH co-founder @shertillet nytimes.com/2021/09/25/us/…
dream hampton & @salamishah join @TiffanyDCross to talk R. Kelly and the need to take the experiences of young girls seriously when it comes to sexual violence. #CrossConnection
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11:15AM Today! Looking forward to talking to @TiffanyDCross & dream hampton about the jury deliberations and the meaning and legacy of the R. Kelly trial on @MSNBC @CrossConnection #metoo #muterkelly
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So proud of our co-founder @salamishah & co-host @cindi_leive for making this groundbreaking podcast "Because of Anita." Available wherever you get your podcasts on October 4th.
The theme of the this years summit is, Beyond Surviving: Engaging Schools, Systems and Families to Support Black Girls Thriving, will focus on transforming public systems to fully support Black girls’ educational needs, allowing them and their parents to thrive.
Join ALWH Today, September 23 at 1:30pm ET, for @GwensGirlsPgh 6th Annual BGEA Summit’s Fireside Chats, featuring ALWH co-founder Scheherezade Tillet (@shertillet ) and ALWH COVID-19 report researcher Aja Reynolds. Register gwensgirls.org/equitysummit/
Last night, on Black News Tonight, I asked #MeToo founder @TaranaBurke about criticisms that the movement is anti-Black or anti-Black male.
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“When you realize there’s inequities, and there’s not as many performance opportunities or presentation opportunities for certain artists, you have to begin to make those spaces for yourself,” @vershawnsw chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/d…
Simone Biles and other elite gymnasts told senators that the system "enabled and perpetrated" Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse in emotional testimony on Wednesday. The FBI director apologized to the victims for the agency’s mishandling of the case. nyti.ms/3Elrtof
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Thank you all for taking part and sharing your stories in the #1Billion4BlackGirls Twitter Chat! We hope you are inspired by all the efforts to create positive change in our communities and invest in Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth.
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@BlkGrlFreedom A8: Encourage, invest in, love, and protect *all* Black girls and gender expansive - around the way, regular smegular - not just the ones that fit y/our limited definitions of excellence, beauty, innovation, and “well-behaved.” #BlackGirlFreedom #1Billion4BlackGirls
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We spent our summer with our ALWH Girl/friends, thinking about "Black girls as Monuments" so we would like to say- Black girls you are monuments. You are worthy of reverence and being honored for all the ways you show up. You are loved. #1BILLION4BLACKGIRLS twitter.com/BlkGrlFreedom/…
ALWH Girl/friend, Azariah Baker (16), along with her peers organized a fresh food market in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago in response to systemic food insecurity. #1BILLION4BLACKGIRLS twitter.com/BlkGrlFreedom/…
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