7 results for author: GGE


Building Power: Young Women’s Advisory Council

The Young Women’s Initiative is an intergenerational, participatory governance process led by City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to center the needs and voices of cis and trans young women and gender nonconforming young people of color ages 12-24. Click here for the executive summary of the Young Women's Initiative. And to get the full report, please fill out this survey.  Below are the slides from our October 18 webinar #BuildingPower. Integral to the success of YWI is the Young Women’s Advisory Council.  Cis and trans women and girls of color and gender non-conforming young people, ages 12-24 participated in 5 ...

Young Women’s Advisory Council

Too often, when we talk about issues facing girls, the discussion is limited. The conversation fails to recognize that many girls encounter unique challenges and must deal with systems that are rooted in racism, sexism, and structural poverty—the un-level playing field that creates and maintains poverty for people in certain circumstances. These challenges and barriers can lead to strikingly different outcomes from girls without these barriers that have long-lasting effects on communities of color and the success of women in general. By listening to the stories of girls of color, we can start to understand these barriers and map out a fuller ...

Campaigning for Educational Equity?

Girls for Gender Equity’s member, 19-year-old Natasha Adams, a student at the City University of New York and Michael Gellman, a graduate of Bronx Science High School, join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how young people are reacting to the negative campaigning of the 2012 election cycle. " [Campaign] issues I really want them to focus on is equity in education, definitely getting a woman moderator on the campaign, and focus on women's issues and job security for college students"   Natasha Adams, 19                                                                      ...

We Say the “F” Word!

Girls for Gender Equity's youth organizer, 17-year-old Emily Carpenter, gave voice to teens and women throughout the nation in a recent roundtable discussion on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Carpenter and Harris-Perry discussed the educational, reproductive justice and political opportunities available to women today and the role young women can play in shaping national debate and encouraging others to listen to the opinions of young women. Joined by University of Pennsylvania professor Salamisha Tillet, Leslie Cardona of Young Women Creating Change, and Julie Zeilinger, author of A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word , ...

Bring Your Brother Day Workshop on Street Harassment

“Bring Your Brother Day” was a day of conversation, connection and consciousness-raising in a fun and safe space. In honor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Youth Organizers at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) invited male friends and family members to discuss gender equality and stopping street harassment. The 3 hour workshop explored what gender roles and stereotypes are and how they impact the lives of young people. The group was engaged and thoughtful, and the youth organizers facilitated many fun activities and meaningful discussions! By reaching out to the young men in their lives, youth organizers are working to build allies and ...

Jen’s Race for Brooklyn Girls

Board Member Jennifer Catino is running her 6th NYC Marathon and raising funds for Brooklyn Girls! Jennifer Catino is working with Girls for Gender Equity to engage Brooklyn girls in the NYC marathon experience, the joy of running and the significance of sports in optimizing girls' health, growth and well being. Please support her RACE FOR BROOKLYN GIRLS this year with a donation to GGE. In her spare time...Jennifer Catino is an Associate in the Poverty, Gender, and Youth (PGY) Program of the Population Council.  Based in New York, she develops and coordinates targeted adolescent prograns, primarily in Latin America. Prior to coming to PGY she ...

10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY WITH PROFESSOR ANITA HILL

“What struck me was not only how smart these young women are but how well they are advocates for women. We need to talk to young people because they know things that we’ve forgotten or never learned. It is important to see the world through young women’s eyes.” –Anita Hill  Thursday, June 14, we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a sold out reception at the beautiful Brooklyn Historical Society honoring the work and dedication of Professor Anita Hill and our "Gender Justice Warriors" What an inspiring night! Professor Anita Hill inspired the creation of Girls for Gender Equity to cultivate young women’s voices in advocating for ...