Leon County Government and The Village Square will host the 8th annual Created Equal program on March 23, 2023. The program will examine the histories and current realities of Black women in America and the struggles they continue to face in the areas of health, economy, community, and education.Throughout American history, Black women have been expected to serve and support others. Now, what should be done to support Black women?Despite Black women being the anchor for their families, networks, and community, they continue to be disregarded for economic opportunities, dismissed in health care, and deprioritized in society. Black women in America have historically faced an intersectional disadvantage due to both race and gender discrimination, and these challenges continue to persist today.A panel discussion, featuring academic experts, industry professionals, and community members, will encourage residents to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and understand the experiences of Black women. Table talks will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences and perspectives on the issues discussed by the panelists. These conversations will be facilitated to encourage attendees to engage in meaningful dialogue and share their thoughts and ideas in a small group setting.
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