breaking silence

Young Women of Color Break the Silence. Now What?

We declare that the bodies of our brown and black girls and women are not just collateral damage in places such as Ferguson, Mo. And we demand more from the recent White House report on women and girls of color, which is still no match for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Schoolgirls Can Find Protection in Title IX

In this intro from “Hey, Shorty!” Joanne Smith recalls how the rape of an 8-year-old catalyzed the co-authors’ work to end violence against girls in public schools. The book offers a manual on applying Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination in education.