Maria Searcy – Tabitha’s Daughter on the Move – November 2020



Maria T. Searcy

Maria’s Words“We ALL have the power to change our circumstances. I feel so strong and able to affect this city’s educational system for Black children. For certain, this is my destiny. No weapon formed against me shall prosper, as I submit to God’s will in this battle for racial justice and territory.”

In the month of November, Tabitha’s Daughters is recognizing the seminal work of Maria T. Searcy, one of Pittsburgh’s most devoted and determined Parent Educational Advocates who passionately pursues fair and equitable education opportunities for Black children of the Pittsburgh Public School system.

Maria has spent more than a decade joining forces with several organizations including the Equity Advisory Panel (EAP), PA Department of Education, and the newly formed Black Women for a Better Education organization. Maria is currently employed as an Outreach Coordinator for Amachi Pittsburgh, where she continues her activism and social justice advocacy on behalf of Pittsburgh’s children.

Through her work with Amachi on THURSDAY, November 19th, an enlightening and informative documentary is scheduled as a program on WQED – CHILDHOOD LOST – The Adultification of African-American Girls. 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – CHILDHOOD LOST 8:30 – 9:15 – Virtual Panel Discussion with Leaders.

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