Weekly Roundup

My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). 

This edition of the roundup is a little bit late. My apologies!!

Local

Reel Grrls is looking for mentors for their summer programs. If you want to make a difference in girls’ lives, or beef up your youth work skills, take advantage of this great opportunity!

School’s Out Washington shares the recipients of their “Let’s Get Cooking” grant.

National

Great case study of using STEM and project-based learning to combat summer learning loss via Youth Today. 

NPR and ProPublica collaborated to produce a story on the dangerous effects of restraining kids in school. John Lash calls on schools to stop using forcible restraint and rely on positive behavior intervention.

Shannon Ridgway of Everyday Feminism reviews the Young Adult literature, and reveals that the trend toward more strong female protagonists does not include female protagonists of color. Ridgeway provides five reasons why it’s time for change.

Also at Everyday Feminism, Erin McKelle writes about 5 challenges young feminists face. Some of them comes from those outside the movement, but movement insiders also have steps to take to raise young feminists up. Let’s do it!!

Everybody (Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Chelsea Clinton, Mindy Kaling, Seventeen etc..) is getting behind google’s new initiative Made with Code that encourages girls to channel their creative energy into computer science. San Jose Mercury News runs down “Five things you should know” about the campaign.

The African American Policy Forum released a report on the challenges black girls face. Read it, and learn why we need to commit to the flight for an end to racism and poverty while working to empower girls.

Kudos to the YWCA NYC for hosting the Potential to Power Symposium. Love that the question “How can adult women better support girls?” was central to the discussion! Mehar Gujral and Katy Ma at the Spark Movement share their experience.

International

Care used Fathers’ Day as an opportunity to highlight their work with men and boys. The second question in their “Ask the Expert” video is mine. 🙂 Dedicated as I am to girls, we need folks to provide gender equity education to boys if we’re going to get anywhere. Not my area of expertise, but an area I’d like to learn more about.

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