By Kate McGee
June 5, 2017
Hundreds of public school girls of color gathered at Howard University over the weekend for the first-ever REIGN Conference. The initiative, REIGN: Empower Young Women as Leaders, was started by D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) this year as a way to provide safe spaces for girls of color to express themselves. It was launched in the wake of criticism that the city’s public school system wasn’t giving girls the same level of support as boys of color.
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