Anita Hill Spoke Truth To Power–We Will Do the Same

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Institutionalized sexism and racism pushed Anita Hill out of her career in the same ways that sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia are pushing our young people out of school. Just like Anita, we must call out injustice and speak truth to our experiences so that change can occur.

In honor of International Sexual Harassment Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’re spearheading a storytelling campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness about school push-out as experienced by students, teachers and parents/guardians. The stories will particularly lift up the experiences of girls of color, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming youth. Our goals for this campaign are to change the hearts and minds of those in our school communities, to spread awareness on students’ rights, advocate for the enforcing current policies to prevent school push-out and promote safety and prevention.

As people working in the system and directly impacted by it, your voice matters and should be a perspective that is held at the center when calling for change. Through your participation in this project, we hope to present a unified voice that determines what safety and success look like for you and your school.

Let’s come together and tell our stories of injustice in school to transform the system. Join Girls for Gender Equity’s storytelling and leadership project today! Tell your story. Take our survey.

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