Chicago State Foundation Presents: “A New Benchmark for American Progress: Centering Black Women” hosted via Zoom on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:30pm CST.
Janelle Jones of the Groundwork Collaborative, has proposed a new framework for economic, health, and education outcomes analysis that elevates and centers Black women in our worldview. “Black Women Best” posits that when the outcomes for Black women improve, everyone else will benefit, particularly now as the nation thinks about rebuilding from the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panelists Felicia S. Davis (Chicago Foundation for Women), Cherita Ellens (Women Employed) Tammy Gibson (Honoring the Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues) and Kimberly Loftis (Blue Marble Payroll) explore the outcome disparities Black women experience and work they are doing to narrow the gap. The panel discussion, moderated by Christina Steed (Flowers Communication Group) will include an audience Q&A and help to re-shape how we think about progress in our nation.