Black Girls Matter #BlackGirlsMatterMIA

Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition, in association with Power U, Dream Defenders, Miami Workers Center and S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective, have launched a series of neighborhood-based Black Girls Matter workshops. The coalition is seeking to address the many dangerous odds facing young women of color in America — from the greater potential for school suspension and expulsion to the higher risk of arrest, experiences with violence and sexual trauma than their white, and sometimes male, counterparts. Our programming focuses on leadership, social justice, healing and the arts

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February 2017

Liberty City/Little Haiti/Overtown

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 2017

North Miami/Miami Gardens/NMB

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017


April 2017

Homestead/South Miami

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Our definition of “girl” and “young woman”

The coalition defines “girl” and “young woman” to include anyone who identifies with girlhood, womanhood or femininity.

What can we offer young women of color?

We are interested in elevating the leadership of young women of color ages 13 – 21 in Miami-Dade County.  We will do this by offering the following support:

  • Up to three consistent arts-based restorative justice circles where young women get an opportunity to share stories about their experiences in their schools and communities including:
    • Safety and trauma
    • Youth violence prevention
    • Youth development
    • Leadership development skills
  • Participation in a day long Young Women’s Leadership Conference which will include workshops on leadership, self-care, racial and social justice, and action planning with key players.
  • Opportunities for development in the arts and peer mentorship.

Coalition Members:

Power U Youth
S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership
Miami Workers Center
Dream Defenders
Girl Power Rocks
Gang Alternative

If your organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact Ruth Jeannoel at 786-202-3674 or