The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, facilitated by Khalilah Harris, deputy director, will host an African American Women's Civic Leaders Education Policy Briefing at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Dec. 14. The briefing will highlight the federal government’s investments in increasing educational excellence for African American women and girls, disseminate best practices, and leverage and build networks between civic organizations serving Black women and girls.
The event begins with a Young Leader's Forum at 10 a.m. ET, where participants will discuss ways young women can take leadership roles in increasing educational excellence for African American women and girls. Following the forum, there will be a policy briefing at 12:30 p.m. ET with leaders from Black Women's Civic groups, youth leaders from the organizations and leaders from justice organizations working to advance equity for women and girls.
Participants in the policy briefing include David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for the Office of Civil Rights; Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Stephanie Sprow, deputy director of the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative; and Kimberlyn Leary, senior advisor of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
The event will be live streamed here.