Activists Hold Citywide Conference To Address Missing Black Women, Girls

Activists Hold Citywide Conference To Address Missing Black Women, Girls
Members and organizers of Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization, which is holding the "Girls Lead Conference 2019: #WeWalkForHer" on Saturday, May 25, at Kennicott Park in partnership with Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere. Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization
Activists Hold Citywide Conference To Address Missing Black Women, Girls
Members and organizers of Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization, which is holding the "Girls Lead Conference 2019: #WeWalkForHer" on Saturday, May 25, at Kennicott Park in partnership with Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere. Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization

Activists Hold Citywide Conference To Address Missing Black Women, Girls

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For the last several months, a group of young activists have been planning a citywide conference to address the issue of missing black women and girls in Chicago.

The conference is a follow-up to the “We Walk For Her” march organized last June, by a teenage girl who was afraid to walk to school after reports of six missing women and girls in Chicago that summer.

The “Girls Lead Conference 2019: #WeWalkForHer” will be held at Kennicott Park on Saturday, with workshops, a panel discussion and more.

Morning Shift talks to one of the advisers of the conference for more details.

GUEST: Tanisha Williams, program assistant of the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization

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