Supporting Girls and Women of Color in Education

Did you know –

  • Girls of color are 4-6 times as likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts?
  • Minnesota schools are more segregated in 2017 than they were in 2002?
  • Only 9 percent of Black girls, 13 percent of Latinx girls, and 15 percent of Indigenous girls achieved proficiency in 8th grade national science tests?
  • While racial gaps in high school graduation rates are closing overall, in 2010, the graduation rate for Black girls was only 66 percent, 71 percent for Latinx girls, and 51 percent for American Indian girls.
  • Latinx college graduates only earn 54% of what their white male counterparts earn. African American women college graduates only earn 63%, and Asian American women only earn 80% of what white male graduates earn.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


YWCA Midtown 

Join Twin Cities community advocates, youth, and University of Minnesota faculty for art, lunch, and discussions focused on building strategies to improve education for women and girls of color.
  • Share knowledge about challenges and opportunities facing girls and women of color in education
  • Create and exchange ideas to improve educational experiences and outcomes for girls and women of color
  • View art and public service announcements created by girls and young women
    • Cast your vote for the audience favorite!
  • Make art inspired by your favorite she-roes!
By attending this event, you may be eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding for Community-University collaborative projects. We invite you to network among participants who share your commitment to support women and girls of color’s educational opportunities and innovative thinking to solve pressing problems.  
The event is free and open to the public.
YWCA Midtown is located at 2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407 | 612-215-4333