MARVELOUS & EXTRAORDINARY
The risks that Black and other girls of color confront rarely receive the full attention of researchers, advocates, policy makers, and funders. As a result, many educators, activists, and community members remain underinformed about the consequences of punitive school policies on girls as well as the distinctly gendered dynamics of zero-tolerance environments that limit their educational achievements. Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected endeavors to shine a spotlight on the various factors that direct girls of color down dead-end streets while obscuring their vulnerabilities.
There was an anthropologist who had been studying the habits and culture of a remote African tribe. He had been working in the village for quite some time and the day before he was to return home, he put together a gift basket filled with delicious fruits from around the region and wrapped it in a ribbon. He placed the basket under a tree and then he gathered up the children in the village. The man drew a line in the dirt, looked at the children, and said,
"When I tell you to start, run to the tree and whoever gets there first will win the basket of the fruit."
He placed the basket under a tree and then he gathered up the children in the village.
The man drew a line in the dirt, looked at the children, and said, "When I tell you to start, run to the tree and whoever gets there first will win the basket of the fruit."
When he told them to run, they all took each other's hands and ran together to the tree.
Then they sat together around the basket and enjoyed their treat as a group. The anthropologist was shocked. He asked why they would all go together when one of them could have won all the fruits for themselves?
A young girl looked up at him and said, "How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?"
How to Be Happy: Ubuntu
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FOR JOINING ME?
Daily – Calendar with Positivity Point/Thought for the Day (Mom and Child)
Weekly – Check in (Mom and Child) Text
Monthly – Age appropriate Book Club with online discussion (30 minutes)
Quarterly Meet-up (Mom and Child)
Semi-Annual – Dance, Massage, Relaxation
Annual – Tea4ME
Do you need a bookbag and supplies?
Do you need lunch assistance?
Do you need access to fruits and vegetables?
Do you need feminine hygiene supplies?
Do you need emotional or substance use support? (referral)
Do you need driver education fee (DPS affiliated only)?
TO DO FOR YOU:
Contribute $24/year ($2.00/month per child)* (Mom no charge) Payable: October ($6.00), January ($6.00), April ($6.00), July ($6.00)
Donations are welcome!
Participate in all meetings in person and/or on line as identified.
Attend school and arrive on time
Do your best in school.
Ask for help.
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