Gwen’s Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, present the 4th Annual Equity Summit & Awards Reception, Intersectionality: Gender, Race, & Systemic Implications for Black Girls.

Day One will begin with an update on systemic issues impacting Black Girls locally and nationally, followed by an exclusive screening of “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. and Women in the Room Productions. A panel discussion with Dr. Morris will follow the documentary screening.

Day Two will be filled with plenary sessions, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with local and national experts focused on advancing equity for Black Girls.

Featured speakers include: Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, Leading Authority in the area of civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law; Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, Therapist, Author, and Researcher with a focus on educational policy analysis and racial trauma inside and outside of schools; and Dr. Jamilia Blake, Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, and leading voice on the construct of Adultification of Black Girls.

The Reception and Awards Ceremony on September 27 will honor leaders and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in the Pittsburgh region.