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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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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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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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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