CGES Street Harassment Youth Summit was a Success!

The Coalition for Gender Equity in Schools (CGES) held a Youth Summit on Street Harassment on March 25, 2013 at the Urban Assembly Institute that exceeded our highest expectations! We planned for 50 middle and high school students to attend this youth led event, but to our surprise 100 students showed up and convened in downtown Brooklyn for the CGES summit. These remarkable students and youth leaders chose to spend the first day of their spring break with us in a variety of workshops that examined street harassment. In spite of the rain, students began ...

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GGE’s Organizers make it to the Grio 100 List!

Community Organizer, Nefertiti Martin and Youth Organizer, Emily Carpenter make it to the 4th annual Grio Top 100 African American History Makers list! They were on the same list as actress Kerry Washington, Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, former top model and founder of Black Girls Rock Inc., Beverly Bond, Grammy Award winning hip-hop producer, Swizz Beats and many more! As it states on the Grio's 100 website: "Nefertiti and Emily embody the best attributes of their generation: creativity, fearlessness, and a powerful ...

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GGE Rising on V-Day!

On the commercial holiday of Valentine’s Day, GGE took on V-Day’s One Billion Rising campaign to take part in a global movement to end violence against women and girls. We hosted a One Billion Rising event in order to provide a space and opportunity for folks to come together to STRIKE, DANCE and RISE. The event exceeded our highest expectations and deeply impacted all of our guests! People from all over the city attended and our audience included an intergenerational component, showing us that you are never too young to rise. Our evening began with STRIKE, where ...

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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                              ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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