A coalition of Black women and girls will march to the Florida State Capitol on Thursday, February 27th for the 3rd annual Black Girls at the Capitol. Hosted by Representative Kamia Brown, “Black Girls Day at the Capitol” has blossomed into a space for joy, healing, and political education. 200 Black women and girls are expected from across the state to the Florida Capitol to participate in a political training, a press conference, lobby visits, panels, film screening and brunch.
“In every election cycle, Black women make the difference. Yet, we’re constantly overlooked,” said Jasmen Rogers-Shaw, with Black Girls Matter Miami. “This is our moment to deepen our political analysis and engagement, celebrate ourselves, and demand accountability from a state that depends on our labor, our creativity, our passion, and our votes.”
“‘Black Girls Day at the Capitol’ provides youth the opportunity to be introduced to and engaged with the political process,” said Samantha Daley, Reproductive Justice Organizer at Power U Center for Social Change. “Black girls and femmes are the experts of their experiences, and crafting a platform together is a direct intervention into racism, white supremacy, and the systems that work everyday to silence and erase Black girls.”
WHO: A statewide coalition of community leaders and advocates from Black Girls Matter MIA (Miami), Miami Workers Center (Miami), Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Florida (Miami, DC, New York), Florida Immigrant Coalition (Miami), Southern Birth Justice Network (Miami), Power U Center for Social Change (Miami), SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective (Miami, New York), Organize Florida (Orlando), Florida Student Power Network (statewide), New Florida Majority (Miami, Jacksonville), Southern Poverty Law Center (Florida statewide), Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center, Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates (statewide), Planned Parenthood Generation Action (statewide), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee), Dignity Florida (statewide), Florida NOW (National Organization for Women- statewide), The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (Tallahassee), Dream Defenders (statewide), National Congress of Black Women (statewide), Girls With Scars (Broward), and other partners.
WHAT: Press conference celebrating the contributions and resilience of Black women and girls, and calling on Florida legislators to craft legislation that ensures true safety and dignity.
WHEN: Thursday, February 27th
10:00 AM March from FL People’s Advocacy Center to Capitol (603 N MLK Blvd)
11:00 AM Black Girls at the Capitol press conference (Capitol- 4th floor rotunda)
Friday, February 28th
9:00 AM Black Girls Brunch (Capitol- 22nd floor)
WHERE: Florida State Capitol
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399