150 Girls of Color from Schools Across OUSD Come Together for a Day of Empowerment

Oakland, CA – Students from across OUSD gathered at Mills College on Saturday, December 1 for a day unlike most others. The girls in grades 6-12 came together for the 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference, hosted by the District’s African American Female Excellence (AAFE) initiative. “Even though the theme is Me Too: Return of the Warrior Queen, it’s really how do we look at the other side of ‘me too’? How do we look at the other side that says, ‘I have power, I have personal power, I have inner power,'” explained Nzingha Dugas, the Director of AAFE.

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