The Equity Matters Podcast

The Community of Practice: Girl Code w/ Ijeoma Opara, PhD, LMSW, MPH and Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW

February 8, 2022

Far too often, Black girls are described as “troubling” or “disobedient” yet having isolated occurrences. When you review the existing data, you notice the trends that in some U.S. public schools, Blackgirls are six times more likely to face suspension, three times more likely to be restrained, twice as likely to endure corporal punishment, and three times more likely to experience law enforcement referrals than white girls. Today we join Dr. Ijeoma Opara and Marline Francois-Madden to discuss these disparities, how Black girls are frequently treated as adults, and how we can best support Black girls inside and outside of the classroom.


Today, we join Dr. Ijeoma Opara and Marline Francois-Madden, 


Keep in touch with our speakers:


Marline’s Instagram:@MarlineFrancois

Marline’s Twitter:@MarlineFracois

Visit Marline’s website here and purchase the State of Black Girls here.

Dr. Opara’s Instagram:@Dr.Ijeoma.Opara

Dr. Opara’s Twitter:@IjeomaOparaPHD

Visit Dr. Opara’s website here.


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