Girls for Gender Equity

Being in the streets and not following the rules can put you behind bars at a young age. Let's reduce the harsh discipline! - image and message by Margaret Grilliam.

Being in the streets and not following the rules can put you behind bars at a young age. Let’s reduce the harsh discipline! – image and message by Margaret Grilliam.

This past April, Progressive Pupil partnered with Girls for Gender Equity on an Image Voice Workshop that sought to reimagine “school pushout” through photography. Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is a Brooklyn-based organization that works to promote the physical, psychological, social and economic well-being of girls and women through coalition building and youth development programming that educates and empowers young women to question the status quo.  Led by Nefertiti Martin, community organizer for GGE and Progressive Pupil’s lead organizer, Dr. Robin Hayes, GGE’s motivated group of young women found a space to express their conflicted feelings around the punitive practice of rampant suspensions and expulsions for “bad” behavior in their high schools.

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