A Look Into Our 15th Anniversary Gala

  “Dare to be uncomfortable. Dare to lead. Dare to be unbridled, brilliant, and loving.” -Alvin Starks, senior program officer at the Open Society Foundations and winner of our Liberated Gatekeeper award On April 12, 2018, we celebrated fifteen years (and three-quarters) of work to end gender-based violence in all its forms. When we gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society for our 15th Anniversary Gala, the young people we know will lead and win the fight began our program with musical selections that reminded us that we can be brave and glorious. We then ...

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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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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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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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