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April 2014 updates & news from GGE
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Tell Your Story - Join Our  #schoolpushout
 STORYTELLING CAMPAIGN 

In honor of International Anti-Sexual Harassment Week and April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we're spearheading a storytelling campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness about school push-out as experienced by students, teachers, and parents/guardians. The stories will particularly lift up the experiences of girls of color, LGBTQ, and gender nonconforming youth.

Our goals:
  • Change the hearts and minds of those in our school communities
  • Spread awareness on students’ rights
  • Advocate for the enforcing current policies to prevent school push-out and promote safety and prevention.
Let’s come together and tell our stories of injustice in school to transform the system. Join GGE’s storytelling and leadership project today! Tell your storyTake our survey.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and use #schoolpushout – Join us on Saturday, April 5th for International Anti-Sexual Harassment Week as we collect stories and surveys. Meet Us on The Street.

Amazing Allies Janet Mock, Kerry Washington,Support ANITA + GGE Opening Weekend 

The opening weekend for Freida Mock's new film about Anita Hill which features Girls for Gender Equity had terrific attendance and some amazing allies such as Janet Mock, Kerry Washington, George Takei, Katrina vandenHeuvel. Some highlights.

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is featured in the new documentary about Anita Hill. Support GGE's great work with a donation today! Check out our photos from opening weekend on Facebook.

Thank you so much for making the opening weekend of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power a huge success. The film will continue to play at the Film Society Lincoln Center.

Buy tickets and see the full schedule
 
4/4 Anita opening in
DC, SEA, CHI, ATL, & BOS
"[By telling her story, Hill] allows young women of color to tell their own stories in the face of adversity. Too often, their voices are pushed to the margins. They’re told to be seen and not heard."
-Nefertiti Martin, GGE, Community Organizer in The Boston Globe
Thank You For Supporting Girls for Gender Equity
"The movie Anita is an important lesson in believing survivors of rape, incest and sexual harassment...As bystanders and allies, we must stand with them during their most difficult times."
-Joanne N.Smith, GGE, Founder & Executive Director

Please join us as we continue to support youth organizers!
Find out what's new with GGE's Sisters in Strength + Urban Leaders Academy

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK-A-THON 2014

Saturday, April 5th 
9am (Registration)

Starts at North East Cadman Plaza Park via Brooklyn Bridge

To register or for more info:
718-238-5158
storres@thehealingcenterny.org
jmacias@thehealingcenterny.org

URBAN LEADERS ACADEMY UPDATES

On March 11, ULA students at JHS 078 Roy H. Mann participated in Urban Leaders Academy’s (ULA) first ever Student Store! Students saved up their 'ULA bucks' that they had been earning for positive participation and spent them on school and art supplies, books, and more. ULA staff has recognized increased participation, motivation, and accountability during programming. The Student Store will take place once a month at each ULA school site.
On March 19th students at IS 14 learned how to play wiffle ball with our amazing extracurricular instructors, Chris Johnson and Damon Porter. Students had a fun time learning how to throw and catch the ball and how to use a wiffle ball bat. When asked if they liked trying new things, all the students replied that they want to keep trying new sports like soccer and volleyball. We look forward to opening ULA students to new experiences and fun activities!
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YOUTH SUMMIT 2014

Join us as we unite youth organizers + collect stories of School Push Out
2014 YOUTH SUMMIT:
REAL TALK ABOUT REAL CHANGE
 
Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30am - 3:30pm 
4 W 43rd Street NY, NY 10036
FREE EVENT - Breakfast and Lunch provided 

Come join Girls for Gender Equity, the Center for Anti-Violence Education, and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project to explore youth activism! The Youth Summit will feature workshops led by youth, leaders discussing activism, activities, prizes, and ways to take action! All identities are welcome. We hope you will join us, let's make a change!

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Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.
 
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