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30 January 2021
Greetings from at the Forefront! We're going to sneak in one last "Happy New Year" as this is the first monthly newsletter we're releasing in 2021! January was a jam-packed month which saw us launch a dedicated hub on our website for all things related to the Girls of Color (GOC) Project, engage in conversations about black women's pivotal role in the US elections, and a planning for a vibrant Black History Month celebration throughout February.

In this issue, we are announcing our next Cooking with atF event in early February, updates on our fundraising efforts for the Girls of Color (GOC) Project, and other highlights from the past month.
With a new year comes a new installment of our beloved Cooking with atF series! To kick off Black History Month, join us as we dig into the origins of soul food and the familial roots food can uncover!
Be sure to mark your calendars for 7 February and email us for a Zoom link to the event!
monét (who will be guiding through the monkey bread demo) provided a handy list of the materials and ingredients we will need way in advance so that everyone can be prepared to get down in the kitchen.

at the Forefront recognizes the systemic race and gender disparities that exist globally—ones that have only been exacerbated in the tumultuous past year we have experienced. The heightened visibility of the Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName movement has catalysed long-overdue dialogue on race, gender and police brutality towards black folks across the globe. Oftentimes spaces for dialogue drown out the voices of those most closely affected by the issues but, with GOC Project's focus on black girls from the US and Sub-Saharan Africa, we aim to give them an opportunity to spearhead the discussions they want to have on the issues they are most concerned about with peers and mentors alike.

We are announcing a comprehensive hub on our site where you can learn about the GOC Project’s origins, our mission, and research conducted on issues black girls are facing. Visit the site here.

We're also happy to announce that we've raised an additional $900 from the former Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) in support of the GOC Project. This brings the donations to $5900 thus far and we're grateful to have made great strides thanks to your support. We are still accepting donations on GoFundMe to make this project a reality.

The exceptional electoral performance of Black women in defining US elections is a mainstay topic of discussion. It has become clearer that the mobilising force of Black women is valuable not only to their immediate communities, but their country as a whole.

Read the full article here.
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