Support #EveryBlackGirl Today
March 14, 2016
BENEFITING: Girls for Gender Equity Inc - GGE
This fundraiser is to support the local organizing team in Columbia, SC for our #EveryBlackGirl campaign working to bring justice for Shakara, a young Black girl assualted and arrested at Spring Valley High School by Bob Fields a white male School Resource Officer as well as Niya Kenny the young woman who spoke out against the inhumane treatment of her classmate and was arrested along with Shakara. The resources will also support Black women and girls organizing to bring awareness, education, and action to the injustices that are happening to black girls and women in SC and across the nation.
Your contribution will specificially allow our team to support in having the charges against Shakara and Niya dropped; organizing, drafting and presenting policy to have the South Carolina Disturbing Schools aw removed; developing and implementing curriculum and training for schools on best practices to effectively address behavior and trauma of students that does not include putting School Resource Officers (Police Officers) in schools, but rather how to work with Social Workers and restorative justice programs; and deliver direct programming to girls, parents, adults in city agencies.
SC is the pilot for the #EveryBlackGirl Campaign as we look to spread it across the nation.