My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). Please share what you have been reading in the comments!
Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is doing some amazing things to strengthen the youth development field. As a backbone organization, it’s often working behind the scenes, so take a minute to read up!
Ladies is First is rocking and rolling again this week! They appeared on School Insider last week to talk about their work. My fave quote: “Every school should have a program like this.” YUP. You can shake their hands in person at a screening of Girl Rising tonight!
Sales genius and Girl Scout Katie Francis sold 18,000 boxes of cookies this year, breaking the record and raising $63,000. She’s planning to donate her portion to breast cancer research. Katie, you rock!
In other Girl Scouts news, staffers organized a briefing on Capitol Hill to present their research “The State of Girls: Unfinished Business.” If you haven’t read it yet, check it out with a nice cup of Oprah tea and some cookies purchased from Katie Francis.
In the Research Blog over at Spark!, Marisa Ragonese recounts the history of the Riot Grrl movement, how it ushered in third wave feminism, and gave rise to organizations like Spark! Great read for Women’s History Month.
McGill Law Feminists posted a beautiful series of photographs of women and men proclaiming they are feminists. Check out our Canadian brothers and sisters.