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File #: 210150    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/18/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/25/2021
Title: Recognizing the week of February 14, 2021 to February 20, 2021 as the first Black Girl Freedom Week to celebrate and honor Black girls and the unique challenges they face, as well as to invest in their safe, free, and successful futures.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21015000, 2. Signature21015000
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Recognizing the week of February 14, 2021 to February 20, 2021 as the first Black Girl Freedom Week to celebrate and honor Black girls and the unique challenges they face, as well as to invest in their safe, free, and successful futures.

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WHEREAS, The first Black Girl Freedom Week is hosted by the Black Girl Freedom Fund in celebration of Black girls, Black cis and trans girls, Black gender expansive youth, and Black femmes, as well as the vast opportunities available when investments in their futures, leadership, and dreams are made; and

WHEREAS, The Black Girl Freedom Fund was founded to call for an investment of $1 billion in the next decade to advance the well-being of Black girls, young women, and their families; and

WHEREAS, On February 14, 2021, Black Girl Freedom Week will recognize missing and murdered indigenous relatives and demand justice for Indigenous women, girls, men, boys, LGBTQI/Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender non-conforming people who are target for murder, abduction, and trafficking; and

WHEREAS, On February 15, 2021, co-founder Dr. Monique W. Morris of Black Girl Freedom Fund and Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color will open the week with actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones, as well as introduce a conversation on the leadership of Black girls and women to create change; and

WHEREAS, On February 16, 2021, the Black Girl Freedom Fund will host an event on the process of change-making and investment with Teresa C. Younger and Tynesha McHarris, as well as an uplifting musical set with Quiana Parks; and

WHEREAS, On February 17, 2021, Black Girl Freedom Week will host conversations on creating safe communities for Black girls with Fatima Goss Graves and youth activists, as well as on investing in abundant futures for Black girls with disabilities with L. Dara Baldwin; and

WHEREAS, On February 18, 2021, an artistic visioning session with Black girls will be held to emphasize the importance of narrativ...

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