You’re Invited to “Girlhood Interrupted” Authors and Discussion
On April 9, 2018 at 10 AM, The Education Law Center will host Rebecca Epstein, Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty & Inequality and Dr. Jamilia Blake, Senior Fellow, Center on Poverty & Inequality, Texas A&M University, the authors of “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” a Georgetown Law report released in June 2017.
This presentation will delve into the results of this groundbreaking study revealing that, beginning at age 5, Black girls are perceived to be older, less innocent, and in need of less nurturing than their White peers. Dr. Blake and Ms. Epstein will discuss the impact that adultification has on Black girls’ educational and life outcomes. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on the adultification bias and how it manifests itself in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, and will be able to brainstorm ways we can work together to usher in a world in which Black girls are treated with dignity and afforded the same protections and opportunities as their peers.
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