Thursday, November 19th:
8:00 – 8:30 PM: Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls airs on WQED
8:30 – 9:15 PM: Virtual Panel Discussion with leaders in Pittsburgh addressing this bias
FIRST: Tune in to WQED on Thursday, November 19th at 8PM to watch the documentary Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls.
THEN: Join us immediately after the airing of this important documentary to hear from local experts about the work they are doing to combat this bias.
Anna Hollis, Executive Director, Amachi Pittsburgh – Moderator
Demeatria Boccella, Founder & Executive Producer, Fashion Africana
Dr. Kathi Elliott, CEO, Gwen’s Girls
James Harris, Superintendent, Woodland Hills School District
Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director, FISA Foundation
NEW REPORT! The Case for Collective Impact: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System in Allegheny County
(click above link to download/view report)
We strive everyday for equity and justice, which are embedded in our mission and programming. There is a movement to dismantle systems of racism and oppression. The problem is enormous and requires a multi-faceted, long-term strategy but that should not stop us from seeking ways to make a difference right here and now. On a small scale but in a significant way, Amachi has already been a leader and a force in driving systems change though our work. As we continue to seek ways to combat systemic racism and build equity, we have created an anti-racism web page of resources that can be beneficial for you as well.
Amachi Pittsburgh’s priority is the health and safety of our families, mentors, and communities. We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone; our community as a whole is faced with extra stressors and tasked with additional responsibilities. We encourage everyone to make it a priority to take care of yourself and your family by following the guidelines issued by the PA Department of Public Health, and please feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance in accessing resources. We have created a Covid-19 web page with a host of local resources.
We are here to support you and wish everyone peace and strength as we all move forward together in solidarity. To reach an Amachi Pittsburgh staff person, please call 412-281-1288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very special thank you to our friends at Steeltown Entertainment Teen Film Crew
for their support and expertise in creating this video!
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