This digital event is FREE to attend and we strongly encourage all girl*-advocates to join. This year, our keynote speaker, Dr. Nina Walker, will speak on the topic of sex trafficking prevention by centering the voices of Black girls*. Her presentation will be in the morning section of the day (between 9a-11a).
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Dr. Nina Walker (she/her/hers) is the founder of RAGOH Speaks LLC, an educational and research consultancy focused on combating the disproportionate exploitation of Black girls through sex trafficking and equipping schools/communities to play a role in prevention. She has spent two decades fostering restorative and healing-centered spaces for marginalized youth, especially Black and Brown girls. Her interdisciplinary lens stems from a dynamic career as a school counselor, outpatient therapist, nonprofit founder, researcher, educational consultant, and professor. Through all these experiences, amplifying the voices of Black and Brown girls drives her to partner with schools and organizations to recognize the power and brilliance inherent in every young person. Schools have the opportunity to be amazingly protective and empowering spaces in the lives of young people, and Dr. Walker continues to partner with schools, youth-serving organizations and communities in achieving just that.
Dr. Walker’s Keynote “Do You Hear Us? Centering the Voices of Black Girls in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking” draws from her two decades as an advocate in many roles and her doctoral research and will illuminate the intersection of injustices faced by Black girls, with a paramount focus on schools engaging in trafficking prevention through centering their voices and sharing their journeys through the educational and societal systems. Our shared endeavor during this talk will be to lean in and listen to their voices, affirming their humanity in confronting one of the most pressing crises of our time and striving for a world where justice for Black girls is not just a dream, but a reality.
*’Girl’ refers to any youth who identifies as female