What is racism, why does it exist, and how we can harness diversity for success?
Online PR News – 26-June-2020 – New York, NY – Girls With Impact (https://www.girlswithimpact.org/) will host a national conversation for GenZ girls (ages 11-24) on race and diversity – When Black, Brown and White Meet.
“Just because you’re my friend doesn’t mean you’re not racist,” says student Kayli Cooper, 15, a Girls With Impact graduate who will speak.
Even prior to the George Floyd and #BLM crises, race and equality have been top of mind for GenZ, those born in the mid-1990s and just now entering the workforce.
According to Girls With Impact’s national report, 60% of GenZ men and women want to personally drive social change. Nearly 70% of the organization’s students have developed ventures with a social bent ranging from an LGBTQ community to a soon-to-launch book platform – Mirror Me Diversity -- by Kristen St. Louis, 15 from the Bronx.
What: National conversation with GenZ girls on race
When: Thursday, July 2nd
Time: 5pm EST – 6pm EST (2-3pm PST)
Attendees: Parents and girls
Conversation contributors: GenZ girls ages 11-24
Special moderator: Petal Modeste*, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Law School and host of the podcast, Parenting for the Future
Featuring: Kristen St. Louis, 15, founder of Mirror Me Diversity and
Kayli Cooper, 15, who talks about privilege and race
• What is racism? Why does it exist?
• What are the top issues on the minds of GenZ in the wake of the #BLM movement?
• How can girls drive change?
• GenZ CEOs talk: Kristen, 15, shares her venture, MirrorMe Diversity
• The takeaway: 3 ways you can take action and have your voice be heard
To attend: Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcOCorTwtE9R67AwJGaW4T0Y-yH0sX7Uc
About Girls With Impact: Girls With Impact, a 501c3, is the nation’s only live, online mini-MBA for girls 12-18, designed with Harvard leaders. Offered year-round, the 10-week, after-school Business and Innovation Academy moves girls from ideation to a business plan and venture pitch, driving improvements in confidence, leadership, college readiness and professional skills for success.
*The views expressed by Petal Modeste are her own and do not purport to reflect any policy or position of Columbia Law School.
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Contact: Jo Panzera
NextGen Business & Innovation Academy