Weekly Roundup

My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). Please share what you’ve been reading in the comments!

Before rolling into the links, I wanted to take a moment to say Happy International Women’s Day! Tomorrow, do something to make your world better. Attend the Equity and Race workshop hosted by Seattle Public Schools (details below), take time to listen to a girl in your life, thank a woman who supported you, or share how you will improve the world for women and girls. Bottom line? Celebrate!

Local

Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators and Seattle Public Schools will host a workshop on racial equity in schools tomorrow at Cleveland High School (8:30-12:00). It’s free, so there’s no excuse not to go! Thanks to Education Lab Blog for sharing. Read More

LUNAFEST is coming! On April 15, see short films produced by women. Best part? LUNAFEST benefits Reel Grrls! Read More

Don’t miss Rain City Rock Camp for Girl’s annual all-ages benefit show, Shout Out! (March 16): Read More

Congratulations to all the finalists for the Road Map Project’s inaugural Road Map Project Awards: Read More

National

Go read everything at the Spark Movement‘s blog this week. Joneka Percentie writes abouts Black Women Create’s work to promote authentic portrayals of black women on screen, and Celeste Montaño calls on google to diversify its Google Doodle subjects. (From 2010 to 2013 64% of doodle-ees were white men.) If paperbacks are more your style, Anya Josephs recommends picking up a book by Tamora Pierce (who is AWESOME).

Interesting research came out! Girls Inc. released a study of the first two years of their Eureka! program. Another study revealed that Girls’ health care costs more than boys’ (from age 14 on). A final study suggests that girls’ brains are less susceptible to neurodevelopmental disorders than boys’. Woah!

And so much more about Barbie. A study suggests girls who play with Barbies have more limited career aspirations, but the new Lammily doll might be the replacement we’ve been looking for. In the meantime, consumer groups are not happy about the Girl Scouts partnership with Mattel.

International

Prepare for International Women’s Day with the Women and the Pathfinder/UN Women/Girls Not Brides “Girls Who Dare Tweetup” (Friday, 3/7 at 2pm EST): Read More 

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