EVERYBLACKGIRL, INC.

 

 CORE ISSUES: 

EveryBlackGirl Inc.

organizes and provides programming to address the conditions leading to BlackGirls  being pushed out of schools and becoming at risk for arrest, confinement and incarceration. Specifically, EveryBlackGirl, Inc. is interested in creating change to prevent:

Disciplinary Referrals, Suspensions,
and Expulsions of

BlackGirls

State and Interpersonal Violence

Anti-Blackness and invisibilization of
BlackGirls

 
 
 

 BLACK GIRLS  are 

3 X

more likely to receive

1 or more

suspensions

than white female students 

suspensions

6 X

more likely than white girls to be

suspended

suspended

3 X

more likely than white

female students

to be restrained

restrained

2 X

3 X

more likely to receive

corporal punishment

than white female students 

corporal punishment

more likely to be

referred to 

law enforcement

than white females

law enforcement

2 X

more likely than white females to

be arrested

arrested

 

EveryBlackGirl Inc.

was founded as a response to the brutal attack of a  BlackGirl  by a school resource officer at Spring Valley High in Columbia, South Carolina in 2015. 

The resulting arrest of the student who was being assaulted and a classmate, who dared to record the incident and speak out, made the incident at Spring Valley High a perfect example of how school pushout was impacting 

 Black Girls. ...

 

Joining with local organizers on the ground,  EveryBlackGirl  rallied against the arrests and demanded all charges be dropped against the arrested youth.

 

 EveryBlackGIrl,Inc.’s  efforts were recognized by local activists seeking to challenge the Disturbing the School law for South Carolina, which allowed for the student's arrests and age requirements for juvenile arrests.

...

 

These issues continue to be the core of  EveryBlackGirl’s  social change work. Various campaigns have been designed to ensure

 Black Girls  experience more justice.

 

VISION

 EveryBlackGirl, Inc. 

creates opportunities for  BlackGirls  to become leaders for justice and thrive while reducing the conditions leading  Black Girls  to be harmed, arrested, confined and jailed.