Richmond town hall aims to help create ‘Girls Policy Agenda’

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Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County is located at 260 Broadway in Richmond.

With the aim of achieving gender equity, starting with elevating underserved girls, the Richmond-based Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County has teamed with the Alliance for Girls to develop a Girls Policy Agenda.

Alliance for Girls has been partnering with girl-serving organizations in Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties to hold interactive town halls, aiming to hear directly from community members and “mobilize a base of powerful leaders as they shape the #GirlsPolicyAgenda.”

You can be part of the dialogue by attending a town hall in Richmond this Thursday, Sept. 5. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Girls Inc. of WCCC’s headquarters at 260 Broadway in Richmond.

“Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa is excited to partner with Alliance For Girls to pursue gender equity for all people, and this equity begins by elevating the most impacted girls,” said Cristal Banagan, associate director for Girls Inc. of WCCC. “It is important to address gender equity as a human rights issue and not just a feminist issue.”

This initiative is related to a recently released Alliance for Girls report, Together, We Rise: The Lived Experiences of Girls in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose.

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