Black girls rock and Black girls are moving and shaking! Enter the Black Girl Movement Conference for another dose of Black Girl Magic!
From Thursday, April 7- Saturday, April 9 the Black Girl Movement Conference will commence at Columbia University. Here’s a statement about BGM’s movement:
Black Girl Movement Conference is our declaration that Black girls will not be left behind during this unprecedented moment where the lives of black people are being centered within our racial justice movement of the 21st Century. For Black Girl Movement (BGM) Conference, we ask that individuals and communities respect the ongoing priority of centering Black girls, cis, queer, and trans girls, ages 18 and under, organizers, speakers, presenters, participants and conference attendees. While we all operate in many political spaces with various formations with regard to gender/ race/ class/ sexuality/ ability/ age/ religion/ immigration status/ size, etc., our intention is to create safer spaces that prioritize the talents, needs, voices and visibility of Black girls, cis, queer, and trans girls, 18 and younger.
This is a safe space that will bring together artists, activists, educators, policymakers, and black girls leaders to address the disadvantages that Black girls in the United States face, while creating the political will to publicly acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and leadership, and improve the outcomes of Black girls in the United States.
If you can’t attend in person you do have the option to stream the conference here
. However, I encourage you to get more information about how to attend at its event page
, and follow the movement on Twitter @blackgirlmvmt
, and using the hashtags #blackgirlmovement and #BGM2016.
Starrene Rhett Rocque is a recovering journalist who often fantasizes about becoming a shotgun-toting B-movie heroine.