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Created Equal | Walking Up Hill Both Ways: Black Women & The Fight for Equality

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Throughout American history, Black women have been expected to serve and support others. Now, what should be done to support Black women?

Despite Black women being the anchor for their families, networks, and community, they continue to be disregarded for economic opportunities, dismissed in health care, and deprioritized in society. Black women in America have historically faced an intersectional disadvantage due to both race and gender discrimination, and these challenges continue to persist today.

A panel discussion, featuring academic experts, industry professionals, and community members, will encourage residents to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and understand the experiences of Black women. Table talks will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences and perspectives on the issues discussed by the panelists. These conversations will be facilitated to encourage attendees to engage in meaningful dialogue and share their thoughts and ideas in a small group setting.

This program was presented by The Village Square and Leon County Government.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Village Square is a proud member of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what's broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it.

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