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February 12, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Community Service
Location: Student Center #792 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Staff

Black girls are under constant attack from racism and sexism. But they can survive. Better: They can thrive. Black women can help girls be healthy and whole if we approach them with love, honesty and vulnerability. There is no more powerful ally for a black girl than a black woman.

That is why Tamara Winfrey-Harris, along with noted author and award-winning columnist Rochelle Riley and writer Deesha Philyaw, is launching the Letters to Black Girls Project.

The Letters to Black Girls Project’s goal is “to inspire black girls through feminist, anti-racist, anti-respectability politics and pro-black letters from black women.” Share your experiences and words of encouragement with young girls and teens by coming to write a letter on one of the three dates for this event. The Office of Multicultrual Student Engagement (OMSE) will submit your letter to the project. 

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For more information about this event, please contact Stephanie Hawkes at 3135772358 or