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Rattle the Stars is hosting Healing Conversations: Supporting Black Girls on Friday

Rattle the Stars, an organization with a mission of preventing youth suicide, is hosting a virtual discussion on Friday, March 5th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on improving the lives of Black girls in our community. According to their Facebook post, “28% of Black girls have had serious thoughts of suicide, and 1/8 have attempted suicide. Nearly 50% of Black girls report they have felt so sad or hopeless that they have stopped doing usual activities.”

They’ve partnered with Unit 4 School District and Dream Girls Academy to address this issue, and the conversation will focus on learning more about the experiences and emotional health of Black girls and finding ways to reduce harm and empower them. 

No pre-registration is necessary; you can join the Zoom meeting here.

Top image from Rattle the Stars Facebook page.

Staff writer

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