Weekly Roundup

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!

Local

The Girls on the Run 5k is coming up! Get read for tons of fun May 10th at 9:30 am at Magnuson Park. You can sign up to run the race or volunteer.

Seattle Girls’ School participated in the “No Ceilings” conversation with Hillary Clinton to talk about promoting girls in STEAM. That’s science, technology, engineering, ART and math!

Get ready for summer! Make your own media at one of Reel Grrls nine programs this summer.

If you’re looking for a summer job, the Boys and Girls Club is hiring summer staff for camps, sports, and drop in programs.

Save the date! School’s Out Washington will be presenting their Program Quality Standards at the Roadmap Project meeting on May 30.

National

The PACE Center for Girls, a program that works with girls who’s been involved in the criminal justice system, looks to expand its gender responsive programming outside of Florida.

Girls Inc. teams up with Lemonade Day and Google’s #40Forward campaign to train girls in entrepreneurship across the US and Canada.

Teen Feminist has a great post about the difference between criticism and hate online (and what to do about it).

Good news! More girls made it to the FIRST Lego League championship this year, and more girls are leaders on their teams.

Today is the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, a day to unite to protest racial injustice. Find a participating organization and stand against racism in your community.

International

Mizune, a 14-year-old girl, is organizing the community in the refugee camp where she lives in Jordan. As a result, 70% of the youth in the camp are in school.

Going to prom this year? Upload a photo to Instagram with the #PromGirlUp and PromGirl.com will donate $1 to Girl Up’s work to unite girls to change the world.

CARE kicks off #BelowTheLine on Monday, a challenge to see if you can spend less than $1.50 a day on food and drink for 5 days, raising awareness of global poverty.

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