I Be Black Girl – 2023 Roots of Justice Award

On October 5, Nebraska Appleseed will gather again to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have stood up for justice and opportunity for all during the 2023 Good Apple Awards. We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees.

The Roots of Justice Award recognizes grassroots advocates who have made outstanding contributions to justice and opportunity for all and have helped build a stronger community.

“I Be Black Girl is a stand-out leader in the reproductive justice movement in Nebraska. Their work has been instrumental in the increasingly critical fight for access to health care, specifically abortion care and care for birthing people. This year their leadership and advocacy helped to extend postpartum coverage for new parents with Medicaid. IBBG’s work to advance reproductive justice makes our communities healthier and stronger.” – Kelsey Arends, Staff Attorney – Health Care Access

“I Be Black Girl is an outstanding organization advocating for critical issues in our community with an impressive list of successes. IBBG takes holistic and innovative approaches to make long lasting systemic changes to address severe racial disparities in birthing experiences. Nebraska is lucky to have IBBG!” – Sarah Maresh, Program Director – Health Care Access

I Be Black Girl is a reproductive justice organization that leads with boldness, innovation, and inspiration, actively creating a radical change-making culture that centers Black women, femmes, and girls. Inspired by the work of bell hooks, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and other Black feminists and womanists, I Be Black Girl provides transformational change at the intersections of gender and race.

The term “I Be,” framed by author bell hooks in Be Boy Buzz, inspired IBBG’s founder to fill spaces with what it means to exist as a Black woman, femme, or girl — where we are free to define and own that narrative. 

Connect with I Be Black Girl on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Join us in celebrating I Be Black Girl at the 2023 Good Apple Awards on October 5, 2023 or make a donation in honor of this year’s honorees. For more information, contact Drew Duncan at dduncan@neappleseed.org.

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