December 1, 2020

3 Reasons to Give to NBWJI

Today is #Giving Tuesday! This year has presented us all with unprecedented challenges. And from Breonna Taylor to #Grace, you have stood with us in demanding justice for Black women, girls, and gender nonconforming people. Today on #GivingTuesday, will you donate towards our year end goal of $50,000 to continue this important work?

Donate here. 

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November 12, 2020

New Release: The Circle

Today, we released the Fall 2020 Edition of our newsletter, The Circle! Read more about how we are working to advance the well-being and outcomes of Black women and girls impacted by the criminal-legal system and our $50,000 goal for our end of year giving campaign.

Read the Fall 2020 Edition of NBWJI’s newsletter, The Circle here

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October 5, 2020

A Call for Healing

Please join us virtually this Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm EST/4pm PST for collective healing and calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and the many named and unnamed Black women and girls who have been killed by police. Help us honor our sisters whose lives have been cut short by police violence and make space for self-care and healing. 

Learn more and register here.

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August 7, 2020

Video: #ASpaceforGrace

Rewatch #ASpaceforGrace: A Virtual Conversation on Creating Safe and Healing Spaces for Black Girls hosted by the National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) and The Mentoring Center™.


Click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DT7GKeepNE

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June 3, 2020


Press Release: NBWJI Issues Statement on the Tragic Deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery and the Civil Unrest Sweeping the Nation

Read more here. 


May 30, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI Calls For The Release Of Women And Girls In Prisons, Jails, And Detention Centers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Read more here. 

May 22, 2020

Blog: Meet NBWJI's New Executive Director,

Dr. Sydney McKinney

Read more here. 

April 4, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI Announces Dr. Sydney McKinney As NBWJI Executive Director

Read full release here. 


March 30, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI President Dr. Monique W. Morris Appointed as First Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Read full release here. 


December 6, 2019

Press Release: NBWJI research informs new policy to end school pushout and the criminalization and over-policing of black, brown and indigenous girls in schools

Read full release here. 


NBWJI's 2018 Analysis of the latest School Discipline Data for Girls of Color in U.S. Schools.

*Updated Trends on Suspension, Arrest, and Referrals to Law Enforcement.

See the full data report here.

NBWJI partnered with Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to release a series of recommendations intended to improve the disciplinary and learning outcomes for girls of color. 

As the culmination of a participatory learning and community-response project, this report outlines policy and practice recommendations responsive to a host of conditions that were named to be of concern by girls of color in the Boston community, and that are typically associated with negative disciplinary and performance outcomes among girls of color nationwide.

A copy of the report is available for download on our Resources page.


NBWJI Partners with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley on a Hearing to Address Girls of Color and School Discipline

The National Black Women's Justice Institute is pleased to partner with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley to advance efforts toward equitable school discipline policy. Watch Councilor Pressley discuss the effort in the video below and join us this evening for a hearing on girls of color and school discipline. Watch the video of the hearing here.