Anjanette Young's I Am Her Foundation hosts empowerment conference
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two years after a wrong raid on her home by Chicago Police, Anjanette Young founded the I Am Her Foundation.
The goal of the foundation is supporting women and girls of color by providing them with opportunities and a space to speak up about racial injustices.
On Saturday, the I Am Her Foundation hosted an empowerment conference at the Northeastern Illinois University Carruthers Center, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd.
Afterward, we spoke with Young about the inspiration behind I Am Her.
"I Am Her came to light, or was always in honor of Breonna Taylor," Young said. "After I experienced the raid with the City of Chicago Police Department in 2019 – and then Breonna Taylor lost her life in a very similar situation – I just really grieved Breonna in a way that made me embody who she was, and so I wanted a way to honor her life, but also tell the story of what I had experienced."
The conference Saturday also honored Women's History Month, with an educational component addressing mental health and wellness for Black women.
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