Yes She Can & We Did!
WHO: Girls and young women ages 12 – 20
WHAT: A fun-filled day of interactive workshops, activities, performances, and a town-hall
discussion with elected officials surrounding the issue of equity in education!
WHERE: The Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women
WHEN: August 17, 2012
WHY: Learn, connect, and share your voice with other New York girls and women!
The day would not have been a success without the amazing partner organizations who participated! Special thanks goes out to these strong, smart, & bold organizations!
Highlights from the Day
DJ Francella welcomed guests with girl empowering beats!
Keynote speakers Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar from SPARK, a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in the media.
Special thanks to our amazing panelists:
Department of Youth & Community Development Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav
Assemblywoman Annette M. Robinson
District Legislative & Budget Director for Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras Annie Meredith
Civil Engineer, high school mentor, weekly radio show host, & feminist blogger Patricia Valoy
Professor & Co-Founder of New York Collective of Radical Educators Ariana Mangual
Student, youth leader for Girls for Gedner Equity & Sexual Health Peer Educator Natasha Adams
To learn more about how you can become part of the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative contact Toni Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooklyn Girls Collaborative is made possible through generous funding from the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Schott Foundation.Special thanks to the YWCA of Brooklyn for hosting our meetings all year!