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Girls & Racism Virtual Town Hall

By August 3, 2020No Comments

Girls Inc. of the Valley invites the community to a thoughtful and honest virtual discussion about the impact of racism on girls in the Valley on Monday, August 17th from 12-1pm.

Girls Inc. of the Valley has created a virtual town hall event to address disparities that impact the girls and the future we want to see for them. Hear from a panel of strong, smart, and bold women as they discuss how dress codes are a channel for racism, the effects of racism on girls’ self-esteem and confidence, and much more. Upon completion of this discussion, Girls Inc. of the Valley aims to educate the community on the impact racism can have on the well-being of our girls and they hope to have inspired all girls to see themselves as leaders with the skills and capabilities to improve and influence their local communities.

What: Racism Town Hall
Who: Girls Inc. of the Valley
When: Monday, August 17th, 2020
Where: Girls Inc. of the Valley’ Zoom account – those who registered will receive a Zoom link to attend the event via email on Friday, August 14th. Register using link:

The girls are encouraged to attend, as some of the girls will have speaking roles during the event. Children ages 12 and under are asked to attend with a parent or guardian. Here is a list of speakers you can expect to hear during the town hall event:

  • Ciara Speller, WWLP
  • Alaina Macaulay, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst
  • Xiomara Albán DeLobato, Associate Director of Diversity and Enrollment at UMass Amherst
  • Nikai Fondon, Host of She Did That! Podcast and Donor Engagement Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
  • Lyric Dixon, Program Facilitator at Girls Inc. of the Valley

If interested, or have questions regarding the Town Hall please contact Jessica Colson at