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How Girls Achieve: Book Talk with Sally Nuamah

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Politics and Prose at The Wharf

70 District Square Southwest

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Join Sally Nuamah, author of How Girls Achieve, and Young African Professionals of D.C. for a reading and book signing.

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Presented with Young African Professionals of D.C. at Politics and Prose Bookstore at The Wharf.

This event is free with reservation. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

If we want girls to succeed, we need to teach them the audacity to transgress. Through the lives of students at three very different schools, How Girls Achieve makes the case for “feminist schools” that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement. Drawing on her deep immersion in classrooms in the United States, Ghana, and South Africa, Nuamah calls for a new approach: creating feminist schools that will actively teach girls how and when to challenge society’s norms, and allow them to carve out their own paths to success.

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Sally A. Nuamah is a scholar, activist, and filmmaker. She has received numerous awards, including the Gates Millennium scholarship and the Black Women Organized for Political Action’s Under 40 Award in Education, and was selected a Change-Maker by the White House and Forbes “30 Under 30” in Education in 2019. HerStory, her award-winning documentary on girls and education in Ghana, has been screened across the world and is accessible through Discovery Education. She began the TWII Foundation to provide funding for girls striving to be first in their families to go to college. Most recently, Nuamah was named a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and a Women and Public Policy fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

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