Young Women As the Experts and architects of Change

Jazmine: A voice for self-determination

Workshops that Reimagine Systems

I Am Why respects young women as the experts and architects of change when it comes to building just systems. Our two-day writing and art-making workshops invite young women to share personal stories about the systems they’ve experienced, as well as ideas about how they would reimagine them to be respectful, equitable and a source of opportunity.

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We thank Artistic Noise in Harlem, the Young Women’s Freedom Center in San Francisco, CURYJ in Oakland, and the many youth organizations who have made I Am Why possible.

I Am Why is made possible by the generous support of NoVo Foundation.