Black Girls Education Justice Initiative

The basic principles guiding our Black Girls Education Justice Initiative, developed by ELC staff attorney Paige Joki, who leads our Initiative, and former ELC legal intern and Meltzer Social Justice Fellow Brandon Miller include:

1) the belief that Black girls must be fully and holistically supported, affirmed, celebrated, and provided with every opportunity to thrive at school;

2) specific investment of time and resources to address the educational barriers that arise for Black girls at school due to the intersections of anti-Black racism, sexism, and other forces of oppression; and

3) the development and implementation of unique legal strategies to address these barriers.