Testifying at City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's Hearing on Project Focus: Girls of Color
BSAC members have been contributing to Councilor Pressley's initiative on Girls of Color since the summer, participating in planning calls and focus groups. This week, three BSAC members testified about their experiences as girls of color in Boston Public Schools and the challenges they face around inequitable dress codes, sexual harassment, and being discouraged from leadership positions on the basis of their gender. Kimberly, Bergeline, and Evelyn walked away
with copies of Monique W. Morris' book
Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, and a deepened commitment to making Boston better for girls and women of color.
look forward to working with Councilors Pressley and Essabi-George in issues related to school discipline and girls of color and ensuring that all young women in BPS know how to use the
Boston Student Rights app
to report improper disciplinary actions under the Code of Conduct and incidences of harassment and discrimination.
Stay tuned for more information about our 6th Annual Listening Project on October 24th, 2017!