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School and community investments fail to address the unique challenges Black girls face due to their race, gender and sexual identity. In many ways, Miami, Florida is no different. In Miami-Dade County, Black girls face harsher discipline in school and in the juvenile justice system. Their criminalization, trauma, and mental health needs are consistently erased from public discourses on education and mass incarceration. Too often, they lack access to critical sexual and mental health supports, especially if they are gender non-conforming or identify as LGBTQIA.
In Miami, Florida, the Black Girls Matter Coalition resolved to change this by supporting the leadership of girls of color. Sisters Leadership Collective and the Miami Workers Center, developed and implemented workshop circles that educated girls of color on systems of oppression and helped them develop personal narratives through different art mediums. Along the way, the girls developed their own policy platforms to enact change in their schools and communities.
The result? A beautiful Leadership Summit where Black girls shared their experiences and presented their visions for change to education and community leaders.
The event, complete with art mini-exhibits, theater, dance performances and a restorative justice circle, shows what can happen when the voices of Black girls are centered in our work, especially in ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Advancement Project was honored to provide strategic communications support and assistance in developing the workshop circles curriculum around reproductive and racial justice. When the lives and success of Black girls matter, we all win. We build more power and our solutions to intersectional challenges faced by communities of color become richer and more thoughtful.
In case you missed the Black Girls Matter MIA Leadership Summit earlier this month, relive the event by exploring press coverage and our digital media summary. Black girls DO matter. Their education, health, and support impacts us all. Bicameral bill would shift federal resources away from school police and incentivize investment in evidence-based supports for students. Learn about organizing efforts to defund policing budgets and address harm throughout Florida, especially during the COVID pandemic.
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The resolution that the school board voted on calls for a 25 percent reduction of school resource officers SROs by December and the complete elimination of SROs in DPS by the end of the school year. Additionally, it directs the superintendent to reallocate money used for SROs toward social workers, counselors, restorative justice, and other practices.
This, part of a wave of similar school board actions nationwide to remove police from schools, started with decisions in Minneapolis, MN and Portland, OR following the brutal murder of George Floyd, a year-old Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in May.
The resolution calls for a 25 percent reduction of school resource officers SROs by December and the complete elimination of…. National organizations pen letter to Montgomery County Council, Board of Education in support of removing police from schools February 4, Following recent police assaults of young people in Florida and New York, the call for PoliceFreeSchools in Montgomery County is emphatic.
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