First Black Girl Movement Conference coming to Columbia U

By: Shanice Lewis, New York Amsterdam News

The first Black Girl Movement Conference will be coming to Columbia University, April 7-9, 2016, where guests will be treated to panel discussions, workshops and other activities, all for the purpose of empowering Black girls and women.

The conference will take place over three days and will include art exhibitions, dance performances, readings and cyphers, and will welcome guest speakers from across the nation, who will tackle topics relevant to the challenges Black girls face and further inspire their creativity.

Conference organizer and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and comparative literature and African-American studies at Columbia University, Farah Jasmine Griffin, said the conference will “shed light upon the unique challenges Black girls face, while also highlighting them as visionary innovators, artists and activists.”

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