Say Her Name: Justice for Black Women and Girls

From the maternal health crisis and intimate partner violence to school punishment and income inequality, Black women and girls are fighting for their survival every day. Despite being tenacious advocates of justice for all Black lives, the plight of Black women is often made invisible—even within the Black community. The intersecting injustices of racism and misogyny marginalize Black women’s voices, leadership, and experiences, and those who are LGBTQ or disabled face additional compounding inequities. This panel will discuss the injustices facing Black women and girls; examine the implications of the “strong black woman” narrative and what’s needed to transform it; and offer solutions for prioritizing justice for Black women and girls.


Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate - MA

Moderator: Krystal Leaphart, Community Advocate

Brianna Baker, Justice For Girls

Rev. Stephanie Grigg, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Dr. Neichelle Guidry, Spelman College

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, AME 10th District