We Say the “Feminism” Word on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Show on MSNBC

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 ...

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BEYONCÉ Donates $500,000 To Fund Projects for Girls and Women

Beyonce and Joanne Smith and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini
We are delighted to announce that Chime for Change, co-founded by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and artist, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, committed to donate $500,000 to fund projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice. $125,000 will be given to Girls for Gender Equity to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college. We are so ...

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Brooklyn Museum Sackler Center First Awards Honors Anita Hill

2014 Sackler Center First Awards Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6–9 p.m. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum presents the Sackler Center First Awards, honoring women who are first in their fields. One half of proceeds from the evening will go to Girls for Gender Equity. The 2014 Sackler Center First Awards honors Anita F. Hill for Speaking Truth to Power. Girls for Gender Equity’s work to combat sexual harassment is part of our larger mission to end gender-based violence and vision to live a world where gender equity is the norm. ...

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Photos from Opening Weekend of ANITA: Speaking Truth To Power

// Post by Girls for Gender Equity.

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Anita Hill Spoke Truth To Power–We Will Do the Same

Institutionalized sexism and racism pushed Anita Hill out of her career in the same ways that sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia are pushing our young people out of school. Just like Anita, we must call out injustice and speak truth to our experiences so that change can occur. In honor of International Sexual Harassment Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we're spearheading a storytelling campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness about school push-out as experienced by students, teachers and parents/guardians. The stories will particularly lift up the ...

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ANITA’s Opening Weekend A Success

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Thank You For Supporting Girls for Gender Equity

Anita Hill telling her own story, on her terms, is how it should be. So many times our story as girls and women of color are appropriated, interpreted, bedazzled and redefined by others to fit neatly into this capitalistic, patriarchal and poli-tricks driven nation. Even within this nonprofit industrial complex, the deep roots of sexism, racism and classism are always at play. We worked so hard to promote this film because it tells young people and survivors that their experiences and voices matter. That this woman of color who looks like them matters and even 22 years ...

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Showtimes for ANITA: Opening Weekend in New York City with Q&As

Join us on 3/21 at 4:30p for the National Theatrical Release in NYC and 3/23 for GGE’s 1p Q &A at Film Society Lincoln Center:  Film Society of Lincoln Center  Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 144 W. 65th St. NYC Buy tickets at Angelika for Saturday 5:30 and 7:45 pm showings.  Buy tickets at Lincoln Center on Sunday at 1p  For a Full Schedule and Tickets for Los Angeles, San Francisco,  Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C., and  Seattle, go here: Anita: Speak Truth to Power Documentary in Theaters.  Sunday, March 23 after the 1pm showing of ...

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Anita Hill on CBS This Morning About New Documentary & Historic Hearing

Anita Hill was on CBS This Morning where she talks about her new documentary, ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER. See the video below. Anita discusses the unfairness of the Clarence Thomas hearings as well as her life as a professor and the state of sexual violence in the U.S. Anita will be on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show tonight. And you can see her after the opening screenings on March 21st at Lincoln Center. Buy your tickets here. 

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Group Rates for ANITA: Speaking Truth To Power Are Available

On March 21, 2014, Freida Mock's powerful documentary, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power will be opening in theaters. At Lincoln Center on the film's opening day, Anita Hill will be participating in the 4:30 PM and 6:45 PM showings. If you are a group or organization that would like discounted tickets they are available a the Angelika - $7.50 for groups of 25 or more. And at Lincoln Center Film Society for $10 for groups of ten or more.   If your group is interested in attending, please contact sean@idpfilm.com.

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