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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Saturday, May 5 • 3:05pm - 4:00pm
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In 2012, Salecia Johnson was arrested at school for doing something most six year olds do: throwing a temper tantrum. At the time, mainstream discussion of the school-to-prison pipeline focused mostly on boys of color, omitting experiences like Salecia’s. But in 2015, a groundbreaking report, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, showed that girls of color are being funneled into the juvenile justice system at disproportionately higher rates. Simultaneously, more than 70% of girls in the system report a history of physical or sexual abuse. Hear from women working to dismantle the school-to-prison and sexual-assault-to-prison pipelines on how to refocus our energy so we’re educating -- not criminalizing -- our students.

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Grace Dolan-Sandrino

Teen Activist, Root Young Futurist, Teen Vogue
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A'Dorian Murray-Thomas

Founder & CEO, SHE Wins Inc.
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Joanne N. Smith

Founder/Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:05pm - 4:00pm PDT
3rd Floor Lobby