Speaker Profile

Nia Evans

Nia Evans is a gender and racial justice organizer focused on creating safe, supportive schools for girls of color. As a Campaign Manager at the National Women’s Law Center, she built the Let Her Learn campaign to end the criminalization of Black girls in school and regularly engages policymakers on student-based school safety issues, such as discriminatory discipline and sexual harassment. In 2018, she co-authored Dress Coded: Black Girls, Bodies, and Bias in DC Schools with 21 students to expose the impact of racist and sexist dress codes on girls' educations. Her work has spurred student and community activism and legislative action at the state and local level. Nia will receive her Masters in Education from Harvard University in 2020. Her work and words have been featured in USA Today, Vox, and NPR.

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