With the African American Policy Forum and other organizations, CDF-CA co-sponsored a town hall on Saturday on girls and women of color at Loyola Law School. Community leaders came together to help elevate the voices and experiences of women and girls of color in Los Angeles.
The purpose of this gathering was to identify opportunities to advance policy implementation and support to meet their needs. Women and girls of color are negatively impacted across a range of indicators, yet unfortunately many dominant narratives about racial inequity fail to include women and girls and the disparities they face.
Through this town hall, we hoped to create opportunities for local decision makers to listen to women and girls directly about the challenges they experience on a daily basis – in their homes, schools, and communities— and identify opportunities for intervention.