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Black Love: The Power of Parenting

Contains some explicit language.   Dr. Beverly Guy-Shetfall in conversation with GCF President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, Ayo Afejuku Gathing, M.D. and Alero Afejuku, J.D   The event is sponsored by The GrassROOTS Community Foundation and The Black Rose Foundation for Children.   Beverly Guy-Sheftall , PhD is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College.   Ayo Afejuku Gathing, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent…

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Civics In Color 2021

Civics in Color May 2021

  Civics in Color: Politics for Black and Brown Girls Understanding Voter Suppression and What You Can Do About It May 1- May 22, 2021 Saturdays from 10-12pm EST   DO YOU KNOW...   Who oversees elections? How electoral processes work in practice? How voting rights are determined? What voter suppression is?     WANT TO KNOW MORE?   Sign up for Civics in Color to find out more and to learn how YOU play a role too.   If you identify as a woman…

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Fundraiser

Marley Dias will be doing a special Instagram Live event called 1 Year Anniversary of Club Quarantine with special guest.   IG Live Rooms: Adam w/ D-Nice & Friends —Javicia Leslie (Batwoman) and Marley Dias (#Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) Date/Time: Thursday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET Host: Adam Mosseri (Head of Instagram) @mosseri   Please support the #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign live on Instagram on March 18, 2021.Below are options to donate to the campaign.   Donate with PayPal: Raise funds to offset the cost…

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West Orange Giveback-
West Orange Giveback-
Newark Giveback 3-24-21
West Orange Giveback-Newark Giveback 3-24-21

New Jersey Giveback

Since 2019, GrassROOTS members have provided over 100,000 sanitary napkins to thousands of girls in the US, Jamaica and Ghana—yet that is not enough.  This problem of punishing women for having their periods is ubiquitous across the globe. Yet 100 percent of the population requires that women menstruate. The hypocrisy is clear.   Within the US, the problem is compounded because of the sales tax placed on sanitary napkins. Of the 50 states the majority of states—more than half 37…

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Jamaica Giveback 3-9-21

Jamaica Giveback

HerFlow Foundation in association with GrassROOTS will donate 600 menstrual essential kits to 3 schools in Jamaica:   St. Annie’s Primary Holy Trinity High School Clan Carty High School   GrassROOTS has taken a global approach to the issue of period poverty. We work in partnership with local organizations to support girls in New Jersey, Jamaica, and Ghana. In Jamaica, we partner with HerFlow Foundation to support local programs   GrassROOTS Community Foundation President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias and Board…

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Red Dot Day 2020 Results

Together students and administrators of West Orange School District, West Orange High School Student Council and West Orange Airforce JROTC, GrassROOTS joined forces with HerFlow Foundation to deliver training during Period Awareness Week in October . The event culminated in our inaugural Red Dot Day on October 24, 2020, where we collected nearly 20,000 pads and tampons, and delivered necessary period supplies for youth receiving free and reduced lunch.  

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Donate with every Amazon.com Purchase

  Turn your Amazon purchases into a force for good in 2 ways:   1) Choose ‘GrassROOTS Community Foundation’ as your AmazonSmile charity. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to us. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com.     2) Donate products from GrassROOTS’ AmazonSmile Charity List.  Help us give #1000BlackGirlBooks and #EndPeriodPoverty emergency supplies. Your purchase will be shipped directly to us.   #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign   #EndPeriodPoverty Campaign  

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SuperPledge 2021

It’s a New Year!! We are delighted to see 2021 and excited that we are month away from our President Dr. Janice Johnson Dias’ Birthday. We are celebrating this moment by focusing on our health. Join us for  #GCFSugarPledge, The Winter Edition   Same rules. New prize. New dates. Start date: January 11 End date: February 11   Winners will be selected based on FB and IG posts that tag GrassROOTS and use the hashtag #GCFSugarPledge   Bonus credit given for…

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Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training

During February/Black History Month, GrassROOTS Community Foundation and NYU School of Global Public Health will be offering the course for the general public.   Dr. Melody S. Goodman is the Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at New York University School of Global Public Health. Dr. Janice Johnson Dias is an Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the President of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, a training organization with an emphasis on public health and…

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