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The Initiative hosts a wide range of national and local events and participates in speaking engagements across the country. Click below if you’d like us to participate in your event.

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October 10, 2019

Screening, Discussion, and Book Signing of PUSHOUT

Washington, DC

The Initiative hosted a screening and book signing with Dr. Monique W. Morris to support the release of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School. The documentary, based on Dr. Morris’ book by the same name, examines the criminalization of Black girls in school.

September 8, 2019

Girlhood Interrupted at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DC

The Initiative co-hosted a Cultural Capital event with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Activists and artists presented their perspectives on our adultification bias research and Black girls’ experiences in this landmark museum.

May 9, 2019

Partner Event

In Solidarity We Rise Conference: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls

Atlanta, GA

The Initiative led a listening session on adultification bias at this conference, where . participants shared their stories about adultification bias and ideas about potential solutions.

March 8, 2019

Partner Event

YES SHE CAN Book Launch

Washington, DC

The Initiative and the United State of Women hosted a book party to mark the release of this publication by young alumna of the Obama Administration. Support for this event was generously provided by 4Girls Foundation, Inc. and West Wing Writers LLC.

October 25, 2018

I Am the Voice: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System Launch Event

Washington, DC

The Initiative co-hosted an event at Busboys & Poets with Rights4Girls to launch this compilation of visual and written pieces by girls across the country. Girls selected poems to recite from the compilation that reflected their lives.

May 15, 2018

Launch Event: The Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity

Washington, DC

Activists and scholars joined the Initiative to discuss the issues central to its mission: the importance of centering girls and improving public-system support.

January 29, 2018

Breakfast & Book Signing with Nadine Burke Harris

Washington, DC

The Initiative had the honor of hosting Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, now the first Surgeon General of California, to discuss her book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.

October 11, 2017

Partner Event

In Solidarity We Rise Conference: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls

Washington, DC

The Initiative presented their data showing that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers; discussed their findings on gender and trauma; and participated in a Facebook Live event to discuss police in schools.

September 19, 2016

White House Conference on Trauma-Informed Approaches in School:
Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking School Discipline

Washington, DC

The Initiative was privileged to co-host a White House event for an audience of federal officials, educators, physicians, mental-health professionals, and girls to discuss schools’ implementation of responses that are responsive to trauma, race, and gender.

June 14, 2016

Partner Event

United State of Women Summit

Washington, DC

This White House event was attended by 5,000 people, with thousands more watching online. Rebecca Epstein, the Center’s Executive Director, participated to help announce a new national policy platform for marginalized girls. Watch keynote speakers First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and more: https://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/2016summit/

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